My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

X-Men: First Class (2011)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2011.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Donners’ Company, Ingenious Media, Big Screen Productions, Ingenious Film Partners.  Story by … Continue reading

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July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hanna (2011)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2011.  Focus Features, Holleran Company, Sechzehnte Babelsberg Film, Neunte Babelsberg Film, Studio Babelsberg.  Story by Seth Lochhead, Screenplay by Seth Lochhead, David Farr.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced … Continue reading

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February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kick-Ass (2010)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2010.  Marv Films, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, based on the comic book by Mark Millar, John Romita Jr..  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced … Continue reading

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February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stardust (2007)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2007.  Paramount Pictures, Marv Films, Vaughn Productions, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Ingenious Film Partners, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, based on the … Continue reading

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February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Spice World

BB (out of 5) Fans of the Spice Girls will enjoy this tribute to their momentary superfame as they go from one silly adventure to another in a musical directed … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Deep Rising

BB (out of 5) Lame sea adventure that should have remained at the bottom of the ocean, in the great tradition of similar films like Leviathan before it and Ghost … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book

BBB.5 (out of 5) Exotic, visually opulent adaptation of the famous children’s book features a more robust Mowgli (Jason Scott Lee) and a wilder adventure than was featured in the … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen

BBB.5 (out of 5) It’s the end of the nineteenth century and the nations of Europe are constantly threatening to tear the continent apart with a great war. This leads … Continue reading

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November 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Body

BBB.5 (out of 5) Clever, involving thriller that raises many questions and deals with them a bit too patly, but not overly so.  Antonio Banderas plays an El Salvadorean Catholic priest … Continue reading

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November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Alive And Kicking (Indian Summer)

BBBB (out of 5) Vibrant, touching film about an emotionally unavailable, HIV-positive ballet dancer (Jason Flemyng) who falls in love with an insecure therapist (Antony Sher). The two meet at … Continue reading

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November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Clash Of The Titans (2010)

0.5 (out of 5) The gods of Olympus created humans, but the love and adoration of humankind is what fuels their existence; ancient Greece is in trouble, then, when mortals … Continue reading

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November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Transporter 2

BB (out of 5) Shame about the plot: were it only for Jason Statham‘s ability to carry a film, this would be a surefire action classic, but the shoddy writing … Continue reading

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November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment