My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Affair Of The Necklace

BBB (out of 5) Hilary Swank‘s faultless performance in this sudsy costume melodrama almost convinces you to forgive all the drawbacks that keep it from being great. She plays a … Continue reading

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January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Last Mimzy

BB.5 (out of 5) Two little children playing on the beach near their family’s vacation home are delighted when a mysterious box appears in the sand and turns out to … Continue reading

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January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Shining Through

BBB.5 (out of 5) This war drama provides a thrilling look back to the more innocent spy movies of the forties, and it’s possible that this pie-eyed attitude about it … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Anonymous (2011)

ROLAND EMMERICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom/Germany/USA, 2011.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Relativity Media, Centropolis Entertainment, Studio Babelsberg, Anonymous Pictures, Vierzehnte Babelsberg Film, Siebente Babelsberg Film, Achte Babelsberg Film.  Screenplay … Continue reading

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January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 1984.  Woodfall Film Productions, Filmline Productions, Producers Circle.  Screenplay by Tony Richardson, based on the novel by John Irving. Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced … Continue reading

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December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Return To Me

BBBB.5 (out of 5) The best romantic comedy of its year, and one of the very best since Moonstruck, this delectable little charmer is directed with great skill by first-timer … Continue reading

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October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

101 Dalmatians (1996)

BB (out of 5) Boring, unnecessarily heavy adaptation of the 1961 Disney classic animated film (which in turn was adapted from the novel by Dodie Smith) now has carefree dalmatian … Continue reading

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September 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hollow Reed

BBBB (out of 5) Strong, subtle drama from England about a divorced couple (Martin Donovan, Joely Richardson) who previously split up after the birth of their child when he finally … Continue reading

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September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Patriot

B.5 (out of 5) It seems Mel Gibson is hell bent on making the most socially irresponsible films out there: after offending women (with What Women Want) and gays and lesbians … Continue reading

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July 20, 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

Red Lights

BBB.5 (out of 5) Psychics, mediums and telekinetics abound everywhere, and Sigourney Weaver is determined to take them all down. She is excellent as a forthright and skeptical researcher who … Continue reading

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July 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Sweden/United Kingdom/Germany, 2011.  Columbia Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Scott Rudin Productions, Yellow Bird, Film Rites, Ground Control.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the novel Man som Hatar Kvinnor … Continue reading

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June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment