My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

KELLY FREMON CRAIG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA/China, 2016.  Gracie Films, Huayi Brothers Media, Robert Simonds Productions, STX Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kelly Fremon Craig.  Cinematography by Doug Emmett.  Produced by Julie Ansell, James L. … Continue reading

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August 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Starting Over (1979)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1979.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by James L. Brooks, based on the novel by Dan Wakefield.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by James L. Brooks, … Continue reading

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August 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Simpsons Movie

BB.5 (out of 5) Television’s longest running sitcom, and one of the warmest, wittiest skewerings of popular American culture, gets its shot at the silver screen with this lovely adventure … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Big

BBB.5 (out of 5) A thirteen year-old kid is tired of being bossed around by his parents, told he’s too short to go on rides and constantly given chores to … Continue reading

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November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Riding In Cars With Boys

BBB (out of 5) Drew Barrymore once again outdoes herself in this heartwarming film based on the autobiography of Beverly D’Onofrio, a woman whose career in writing was set back by … Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The War Of The Roses

BBBB (out of 5) First we see them meet and fall in love; later they are happily married with two children and a giant mansion to live in. Should be … Continue reading

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July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jerry Maguire

BBBB (out of 5) Tom Cruise‘s best performance (not including the tabloids or his many lawsuits) is this excellent comedy-drama by the charismatic Cameron Crowe. He plays a hotshot sports … Continue reading

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July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spanglish

B (out of 5) A little girl’s application to Princeton University is the subject of this dreadful comedy-drama. She relates, in badly written narration, the story of how she was … Continue reading

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June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

As Good As It Gets

BBBBB (out of 5) Jack Nicholson is an anti-everything curmudgeon who finds a kindred spirit in emotionally battered waitress Helen Hunt; Greg Kinnear is a lonely painter in Nicholson’s building who is befriended … Continue reading

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June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Broadcast News

BBBB (out of 5) A picture-perfect but intellectually slight anchorman (William Hurt), a brilliant but awkward colleague (Albert Brooks) and a sharp news producer (Holly Hunter) are the three main … Continue reading

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June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Terms Of Endearment

BBB.5 (out of 5) Like Kramer Vs. Kramer, this moving drama is a straightforward, honestly emotional account of the ups and downs of family relationships.  Shirley MacLaine shines as a commanding … Continue reading

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June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment