My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Phenomenon (1996)

JON TURTELTAUB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1996.  Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Gerald Di Pego.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Barbara Boyle, Michael Taylor.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by … Continue reading

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February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Falling Down (1993)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  France/USA/United Kingdom, 1993.  Alcor Films, Canal+, Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Ebbe Roe Smith. Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Timothy Harris, Arnold Kopelson, Herschel Weingrod.  Music … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Rose

BBBB (out of 5) Thinly veiled biography of Janis Joplin is also the screen debut of the marvelous Bette Midler. She plays a tough-talking, fast-living rock singer whose combination of … Continue reading

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January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Seabiscuit

BBB.5 (out of 5) What do an abandoned horse jockey, a grieving millionaire car manufacturer and an unemployed horse whisperer have in common? Fate, for it seems that it will … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pleasantville

BBBB (out of 5) Tobey Maguire experiences a dream come true when he is magically transported along with his always-at-odds sister (Reese Witherspoon) to the world of his favourite Leave … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Three Days Of The Condor

BB.5 (out of 5) Robert Redford plays a CIA operative whose entire team is wiped out while he’s out for coffee, forcing him into hiding while also trying to figure out … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Apocalypse Now

BBBBB (out of 5) Fascinating, colourful and completely disturbing adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s Heart Of Darkness, featuring some of the best camera work of the seventies by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. … Continue reading

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June 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Crazy Heart

BBBB (out of 5) Tender Mercies, Hedwig And The Angry Inch and The Wrestler have been combined in this indie vehicle for Jeff Bridges, and though that description sounds like … Continue reading

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June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Critics and audiences alike wondered how Steven Spielberg would follow the phenomenal success of Jaws, and he did it with this milestone science-fiction film.  Richard Dreyfuss … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bulworth

BBBBB (out of 5) Warren Beatty plays Jay Billington Bulworth, an unhappy conservative Senator who decides that the best course of action for his political career is to take a … Continue reading

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May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dick Tracy

BBBB (out of 5) Warren Beatty‘s recreation of Chester Gould’s thirties comic strip is nothing short of a work of art. Working with the same seven colours that comic-book printers … Continue reading

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May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

New York Stories (1989)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, MARTIN SCORSESE, WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1989.  Touchstone Pictures, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Price, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia Coppola.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment