My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Room (2015)

LENNY ABRAHAMSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Ireland/Canada, 2015.  Element Pictures, Film 4, FilmNation Entertainment, Irish Film Board, No Trace Camping, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Telefilm Canada.  Screenplay by Emma Donoghue, … Continue reading

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December 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Searching For Bobby Fischer (1993)

STEVEN ZAILLIAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Mirage Enterprises.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Fred Waitzkin.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by William Horberg, Scott Rudin.  Music by James Horner.  Production … Continue reading

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March 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Face/Off (1997)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Permut Presentations, Touchstone Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Douglas/Reuther Productions, WCG Entertainment Productions.  Screenplay by Mike Werb, Michael Colleary.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Terence Chang, Christopher Godsick, … Continue reading

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February 26, 2014 · 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

The Contender

BBBB (out of 5) Joan Allen is fantastic as a woman chosen to take over for the late Vice-President, then plunged into controversy when a story surfaces that she once participated … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ethan Frome (1993)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1993.  American Playhouse, British Broadcasting Corporation, Richard Price.  Screenplay by Richard Nelson, based on the novel by Edith Wharton.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by Stan … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Manhunter (1986)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1986.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, Red Dragon Productions S.A..  Screenplay by Michael Mann, based on the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Crucible (1996)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Arthur Miller, based on his play.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Robert A. Miller, David V. Picker.  Music by … Continue reading

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October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Compromising Positions

BBBB (out of 5) An adaptation of a Susan Isaacs novel that would suit her readers has yet to be made, but at least you can enjoy this film for … Continue reading

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September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bourne Ultimatum

BBBB (out of 5) The thing I love about action movies it that they take movie stars, people who basically spend their time off getting their hair washed with Evian … Continue reading

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September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bourne Supremacy

BBBB.5 (out of 5) A major Hollywood studio hasn’t put out a blockbuster this intelligent and entertaining in a very, very long time.  Matt Damon returns to the role he created … Continue reading

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September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bourne Legacy

BB.5 (out of 5) The franchise that had great success with Matt Damon from 2002-2007 has now been resurrected laterally with Jeremy Renner taking the lead in a new character. His … Continue reading

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August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment