My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Last Samurai (2003)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2003.  Warner Bros., The Bedford Falls Company, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Radar Pictures.  Story by John Logan, Screenplay by John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz.  Cinematography by John … Continue reading

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March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Return (Vozvrashchenie) (2003)

ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Russia, 2003.  Ren Film.   Screenplay by Vladimir Moiseenko, Aleksandr Novototskiy-Vlasov.  Cinematography by Mikhail Krichman.  Produced by Dmitriy Lesnevskiy.  Music by Andrey Dergachev.  Production Design by Zhanna Pakhomova.  Costume Design by Anna Bartuli.  Film … Continue reading

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March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Under The Tuscan Sun

BBBB (out of 5) After barely surviving a nasty and devastating divorce, a literary critic (Diane Lane) goes on an Italian vacation on the suggestion of her best friend (Sandra … Continue reading

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February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Girl With A Pearl Earring

BBBB.5 (out of 5) A young Dutch girl (Scarlett Johansson) from an impoverished family is sent to work as a maid in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer in 17th … Continue reading

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February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Freaky Friday

BBBB (out of 5) Surprisingly terrific adaptation of the comedy that originally starred Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris. Jamie Lee Curtis plays an overworked therapist and mother who is about to … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2003.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Story by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert, Screenplay by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced … Continue reading

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February 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bad Santa (2003)

TERRY ZWIGOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2003.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Dimension Films, Triptych Pictures, Blixa Zweite Film Produktion GmbH & Co. KG.  Screenplay by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa.  Cinematography by Jamie Anderson.  Produced by … Continue reading

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February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Veronica Guerin (2003)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom/USA, 2003.  Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Persevere Productions Ltd., World 2000 Entertainment, Irish Film Industry, Merrion Film Productions.  Story by Carol Doyle, … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Seabiscuit

BBB.5 (out of 5) What do an abandoned horse jockey, a grieving millionaire car manufacturer and an unemployed horse whisperer have in common? Fate, for it seems that it will … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

House Of Sand And Fog

BBBB (out of 5) Following the death of her father, a house cleaner (Jennifer Connelly) is evicted from his house when she ignores her mail for too many months and … Continue reading

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December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

NANCY MEYERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2003.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Warner Bros., Waverly Films.  Screenplay by Nancy Meyers.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Bruce A. Block.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

School Of Rock

BBBB (out of 5) An immature, overgrown rocker (Jack Black) gets a wake-up call when his failing rock band fires him and he is need of quick cash to pay … Continue reading

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November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment