My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Atonement (2007)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2007.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Relativity Media, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, based on the novel Ian McEwan.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric … Continue reading

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February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Simpsons Movie

BB.5 (out of 5) Television’s longest running sitcom, and one of the warmest, wittiest skewerings of popular American culture, gets its shot at the silver screen with this lovely adventure … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hairspray (2007)

BBBB (out of 5) A teenager in the 1960s decides to fight racial segregation and is met with serious threats to her future; sounds like an update of Mississippi Burning … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment


BBB.5 (out of 5) Sixteen year-old wiseass Juno (Ellen Page) has curiousity-driven sex with her boyfriend (Michael Cera) and finds herself knocked up.  Without the slightest hesitation she seeks out … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Away From Her

BBBB (out of 5) Actress Sarah Polley makes her directorial debut with this poignant adaptation of Alice Munro’s story The Bear Came Over The Mountain.  Gordon Pinsent and Julie Christie play a … Continue reading

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December 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Into The Wild

BBBB (out of 5) Heartbreaking examination of the true story of Chris McCandless, a college graduate from a well-to-do family who decides to drop it all and head for the … Continue reading

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December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (4 Luni, 3 Saptamani si 2 Zile) (2007)

CRISTIAN MUNGIU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Romania, 2007.  Mobra Films, Centrul National al Cinematografiei, Mindshare Media, McCann-Erickson, Televiziunea Romana, Saga Film, The Hubert Bals Fund of the Rotterdam Festival.  Screenplay by Cristian Mungiu, … Continue reading

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November 27, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBBB (out of 5) Amy Adams simply could not be more endearing in this umpteenth sassification of classic fairy tales, as a storybook heroine who meets her handsome prince (James Marsden) … Continue reading

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November 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Across The Universe

B (out of 5) Julie Taymor follows her brilliant biography of Frida Kahlo with this completely soulless exercise in style, an exploration of the birth of 1960s counter-culture using songs … Continue reading

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October 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

BBB.5 (out of 5) Since we last saw her on the big screen nine years ago, Elizabeth has become a beloved and impressive ruler of the great nation of England, … Continue reading

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October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

BBBB (out of 5) Towards the end of his life, singer Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly) is about to go on stage and perform his last big song but finds … Continue reading

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October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Brave One

BB.5 (out of 5) Jodie Foster is once again the nation’s face of tragedy, this time as a radio show host who spends her days travelling the streets of New York … Continue reading

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October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment