My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Defiance (2008)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2008.  Paramount Vantage, Grosvenor Park Productions, The Bedford Falls Company, Defiance Productions.  Screenplay by Clayton Frohman, Edward Zwick, based on the book Defiance: … Continue reading

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February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tropic Thunder

BBBB (out of 5) Ben Stiller continues his assault on the pretensions of show business with this hilarious follow-up to Zoolander. This time Hollywood itself is the target of the acidic … Continue reading

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January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Doubt

BBBB (out of 5) Tradition clashes with modern thinking at a Catholic school run by nuns in 1960s New York City. Priest Philip Seymour Hoffman gives sermons that capture and … Continue reading

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January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kung Fu Panda

BBBB (out of 5) Po is a panda bear (voiced by Jack Black) whose duck father wants him to grow up and become a master of noodle soup like himself. … Continue reading

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December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Dark Knight (2008)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2008.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Syncopy, DC Comics.  Story by Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, based on characters … Continue reading

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November 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cadillac Records

BB.5 (out of 5) The story of the origins of rock ‘n’ roll, except without much historical accuracy or even skillfully fanciful storytelling. Adrien Brody plays Leonard Chess, the man who … Continue reading

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November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

In Bruges

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell are hit men who have been sent to the picturesque town of Bruges, Belgium to cool their heels after an assignment has gone … Continue reading

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November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mamma Mia!

BB.5 (out of 5) The stage show that took audiences by storm around the world now hits the big screen as a musical vehicle for the marvelous Meryl Streep. She … Continue reading

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November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bolt (2008)

BYRON HOWARD, CHRIS WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2008.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Dan Fogelman, Chris Williams, additional screenplay material by Byron Howard, Jared … Continue reading

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October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Last Chance Harvey

BB (out of 5) Dustin Hoffman is barely holding onto his commercial jingle-writing career as he gets off a plane in London to attend the wedding of his estranged daughter (Liane … Continue reading

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October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Frost/Nixon (2008)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/France, 2008.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Working Title Films, StudioCanal, Relativity Media, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by Peter Morgan, based on his play.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pineapple Express (2008)

DAVID GORDON GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2008.  Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Apatow Productions.  Story by Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Screenplay by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg.  Cinematography by Tim … Continue reading

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September 1, 2013 · Leave a comment