My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Alive (1993)

FRANK MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Canada, 1993.  Film Andes S.A., The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Paramount Pictures, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, based on the book by Piers Paul Read.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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May 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ghost World (2001)

TERRY ZWIGOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2001.  United Artists, Granada Film Productions, Jersey Shore, Mr. Mudd, Advanced Medien, Capitol Films.  Screenplay by Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff, based on the … Continue reading

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February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Quiz Show

BBBBB (out of 5) Robert Redford directs this awe-inspiring examination of the more “innocent” days of television.  When it is revealed that a popular quiz show has been rigging its … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wedding Bell Blues

BB.5 (out of 5) When soon-to-be-married Julie Warner is dumped just days before her wedding, she and her roommates (Paulina Porizkova and Illeana Douglas) come up with a crazy scheme to beat … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Message In A Bottle

BBB.5 (out of 5) Poetic cinematography and an unapologetically hammy romantic feel will go over extremely well with those in the mood for melodrama. Robin Wright is excellent as a single … Continue reading

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November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stir Of Echoes

BBB.5 (out of 5) Unfairly compared to The Sixth Sense, this low-key murder mystery is crafty and intelligent, making up in plot twists and turns and brilliant character development for … Continue reading

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October 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Happy, Texas

BBB.5 (out of 5) Two escaped convicts (Jeremy Northam, Steve Zahn) steal a gay couple’s RV and get stuck in the small town where the couple were expected to perform … Continue reading

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October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Factory Girl

BBB.5 (out of 5) God, I miss the good old days when I could sip a cocktail, snort cocaine, get a blowjob, discuss Proust with a beatnik and swap lipsticks … Continue reading

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October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Next Best Thing (2000)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  Lakeshore Entertainment, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Tom Ropelewski.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Leslie Dixon, Linne Radmin, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by Gabriel Yared.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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September 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hello Again

BB.5 (out of 5) Poor Shelley Long left Cheers in search of a film career and, outside of Outrageous Fortune, found little to suit her ample comedic and/or dramatic talents. This … Continue reading

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September 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cape Fear

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   No one would have thought Martin Scorsese capable of such hackery, but here it is. His remake of the 1962 thriller is weakly … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Goodfellas (1990)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1990.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese, based on the novel Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Irwin Winkler.  Production … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment