My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Stripes (1981)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1981.  Columbia Pictures.  Screenplay by Len Blum, Daniel Goldberg, Harold Ramis.  Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Ivan Reitman.  Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by James H. Spencer.  Costume … Continue reading

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August 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

The New Age

BB.5 (out of 5) Disappointing comedy that reunites Peter Weller and Judy Davis, who previously performed together in David Cronenberg’s Naked Lunch. They play a middle-aging couple in California who, … Continue reading

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February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Anywhere But Here (1999)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1999.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the book by Mona Simpson.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by Danny … Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Female Perversions

BBB (out of 5) Interesting examination of the many images and roles women in modern-day society take upon and/or create for themselves; Susan Streitfeld’s plotline doesn’t measure up to the message, … Continue reading

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January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Time To Kill (1996)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel by John Grisham. Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by John Grisham, Hunt … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Client (1994)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Alcor Films.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, Robert Getchell, based on the novel by John Grisham.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Arnon … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Falling Down (1993)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  France/USA/United Kingdom, 1993.  Alcor Films, Canal+, Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Ebbe Roe Smith. Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Timothy Harris, Arnold Kopelson, Herschel Weingrod.  Music … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jurassic Park III

BB.5 (out of 5) Weak entry in the dinosaur saga has some scenes so scary they surpass the work done by Steven Spielberg in his previous two films (Jurassic Park, … Continue reading

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October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nixon

BB.5 (out of 5) Oliver Stone, who previously directed the marvelous JFK, fails to invest this biography of president Richard Nixon’s troubled political career with the same amount of paranoid … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stargate (1994)

ROLAND EMMERICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/USA, 1994.  Canal+, Centropolis Film Productions, Carolco Pictures.  Screenplay by Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich.  Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.  Produced by Dean Devlin, Oliver Eberle, Joel … Continue reading

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July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Escape From New York (1981)

JOHN CARPENTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1981.  Embassy Pictures, International Film Investors, Goldcrest Films International, Major Studio Partners.  Screenplay by John Carpenter, Nick Castle.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Larry J. Franco, Debra … Continue reading

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June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lost Souls

BB (out of 5) Typical humdrum spiritual thriller that is a small cut above the embarrassing Bless The Child on the scarefest front but not anywhere near the level of … Continue reading

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May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment