My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Brothers Bloom (2008)

RIAN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   USA, 2008.  Endgame Entertainment, Ram Bergman Productions, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Rian Johnson.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Ram Bergman, James D. Stern.  Music by … Continue reading

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October 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Twentieth Century Fox, Genre Films, Kinberg Genre, The Mark Gordon Company, Scott Free Productions, Latina Pictures, The Estate of Agatha Christie.  Malta/USA, 2017.  Screenplay by Michael Green, based … Continue reading

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November 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Circle Of Friends

BBB.5 (out of 5) Adorable romantic comedy that was a huge hit among teenagers and made a star of its beautiful lead actress Minnie Driver. She plays a self-effacing Irish … Continue reading

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December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France/USA, 2001.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Miramax, Working Title Films, Free Range Films, Canal+.  Screenplay by Shawn Slovo, based on the novel by Louis de Bernieres.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

About A Boy (2002)

CHRIS WEITZ, PAUL WEITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/France/Germany, 2002.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Tribeca Productions, Working Title Films, Cinema Vehicle Services.  Screenplay by Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, based … Continue reading

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October 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stage Beauty (2004)

RICHARD EYRE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/Germany, 2004.  Lions Gate Films, Qwerty Films, Tribeca Productions, N1 European Film Produktions GmbH & Co. KG, BBC Films.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on … Continue reading

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July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Maybe Baby

BB (out of 5) Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson are a happily married couple who are having an extremely difficult time getting pregnant. Despite making sure to have sex at all … Continue reading

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July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Felicia’s Journey (1999)

ATOM EGOYAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada/United Kingdom, 1999.  Alliance Atlantis Communications, Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions, Marquis Films Ltd., The Movie Network, Screenventures XLIII.  Screenplay by Atom Egoyan, … Continue reading

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July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Kiss Before Dying

BBB (out of 5) Sometimes Ira Levin novels make terrific films (Rosemary’s Baby), and sometimes they really, really don’t (Sliver, though Levin can’t be faulted for Joe Eszterhas’ removing his … Continue reading

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July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Children Of Men

BBB (out of 5) It’s 2027 and for eighteen years women have been unable to conceive children, submerging the entire world into a hopeless mess of crime and chaos. Britain … Continue reading

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July 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Crying Game

BBBBB (out of 5) An IRA ‘volunteer’ grows attached to the British soldier he has taken hostage, and as penance for his sins travels to London and seeks out the … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Copycat

BBBB (out of 5) Serve up a creepy, gratuitously disgusting film like Seven with Brad Pitt and it is mistaken for tough filmmaking. Deliver a much more intelligent (and flashier) … Continue reading

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May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment