My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Illuminata (1998)

JOHN TURTURRO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Spain/USA/Japan, 1998.  CDI, GreeneStreet Films, JVC Entertainment Networks, Overseas FilmGroup, Sogepaq.  Screenplay by Brandon Cole, John Turturro, based on the play by Brandon Cole.  Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced … Continue reading

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February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Heaven’s Prisoners

BBBB (out of 5) Entertaining murder mystery set in the lush tropical atmosphere of Florida stars Alec Baldwin in a role that was meant to become a franchise (author James Lee … Continue reading

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October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Birth (2004)

JONATHAN GLAZER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2004.  New Line Cinema, Fine Line Features, Lou Yi Inc., Academy Films, March Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Milo Addica, Jonathan Glazer. Cinematography by … Continue reading

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August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

American Gangster (2007)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2007.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Relativity Media, Scott Free Productions, WR Universal Group.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the article The Return Of Superfly … Continue reading

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August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bling Ring (2013)

SOFIA COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/France/ Germany/Japan, 2013.  American Zoetrope, FilmNation Entertainment, NALA Films, Pathe Distribution, StudioCanal, TOBIS Film, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Sofia Coppola, based on the Vanity … Continue reading

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July 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Last Days

BB (out of 5) Although not specifically a biography of Kurt Cobain, this film makes so many obvious references to Nirvana’s late lead singer that a mere change of the … Continue reading

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June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Elephant

BBBB (out of 5) This devastating, thinly disguised recreation of the Columbine high school massacre is far ahead of other films that attempt to rip open the world of teenagers … Continue reading

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June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gerry

BBB (out of 5) Two average guys (provided you think that white, inarticulate twenty-something guys are average, which is another reason to be disappointed in Gus Van Sant these days) … Continue reading

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June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Milk

BBBB.5 (out of 5) New York businessman Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) finds love with James Franco and decides he can live the closeted life no longer. The two of them pack … Continue reading

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June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Seven

BB.5 (out of 5) Skillful editing and a decidedly menacing tone are to be commended in this serial-killer thriller, but the film also has the subtlety of a sledgehammer. Brad … Continue reading

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June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Game

BBBBB (out of 5) David Fincher’s exquisite mindgame is a fascinating film with no end of surprises. Michael Douglas plays a wealthy man for whom nothing new can be bought, until … Continue reading

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June 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Zodiac (2007)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2007.  Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Phoenix Pictures.  Screenplay by James Vanderbilt, based on the book by Robert Graysmith.  Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by Cean Chaffin, … Continue reading

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June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment