My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Ben Is Back (2018)

PETER HEDGES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2018.  Black Bear Pictures, 30West, Color Force.  Screenplay by Peter Hedges.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Peter Hedges, Nina Jacobson, Teddy Schwarzman, Brad Simpson.  Music by … Continue reading

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December 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Greatest Showman (2017)

MICHAEL GRACEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2017.  Chernin Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Screenplay by Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Laurence Mark, Jenno Topping.  Music by … Continue reading

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February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Irrational Man (2015)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2015.  Gravier Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Edward Walson.  Production Design by Carl Sprague.  Costume Design by Suzy … Continue reading

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August 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Cradle Will Rock

BBBB (out of 5) Excellent ensemble comedy about the real life Red Scare events surrounding the birth and quick disappearance of the Federal Theatre Program in the 1930s, a program … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Real McCoy

BB.5 (out of 5) Kim Basinger‘s excellent performance is let down every step of the way by a dull story in this flat action movie. She plays an ex-con who … Continue reading

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November 27, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBBB (out of 5) Four young boys go to juvenile detention for a street prank that gets way out of hand, then suffer through years of sexual abuse from their … Continue reading

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November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Regarding Henry

BBB.5 (out of 5) Recreating the charm of Frank Capra classics is attempted in this enjoyable heartwarmer by Mike Nichols. He even casts it perfectly by putting Harrison Ford, the … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBB.5 (out of 5) Paul Rudnick’s hysterical off-Broadway play has been turned into a stagy but equally funny film. Directed by the original theatrical director, Christopher Ashley, the film version … Continue reading

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May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Requiem For A Dream (2000)

DARREN ARONOFSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Artisan Entertainment, Thousand Words, Sibling Productions, Protozoa Pictures, Industry Entertainment, Bandeira Entertainment, Requiem for a Dream, Truth and Soul Pictures.  Screenplay by Hubert Selby … Continue reading

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May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment