My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

BMX Bandits (1983)

BRIAN TRENCHARD-SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Australia, 1983.  Nilsen Premiere.  Screenplay by Patrick Edgeworth, based on a screenplay by Russell Hagg.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Tom Broadbridge, Paul F. Davies.  Music by … Continue reading

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December 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Australia/USA, 2015.  Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, White Noise Factory.  Screenplay by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced … Continue reading

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May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

At First Sight (1999)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Steve Levitt, based on the story To See And Not See by Oliver Sacks.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music … Continue reading

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February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

City Of Angels

BBB.5 (out of 5) Stylish and poetic remake of Wim Wenders’ classic Wings of Desire, featuring Nicolas Cage as the wandering angel in search of his own humanity, and Meg Ryan as … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lorenzo’s Oil (1992)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Universal Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions.  USA, 1992.  Screenplay by George Miller, Nick Enright.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by George Miller, Doug Mitchell.  Music by Christine Woodruff.  Production Design … Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment


B (out of 5) Well, at least this one doesn’t have the self-righteous preacher. This silly, unconvincing remake of The Poseidon Adventure features a new set of characters in the … Continue reading

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September 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Children Of A Lesser God

BBBB (out of 5) William Hurt goes to work at a school for deaf children and befriends a young janitor (Marlee Matlin) who was once a pupil there. Getting to … Continue reading

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September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Paper (1994)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Koepp, Stephen Koepp.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Frederick Zollo.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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September 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cold Mountain

BBB (out of 5) During the civil war, a soldier (Jude Law) reads a letter from the woman waiting for him (Nicole Kidman) back home and decides to leave the … Continue reading

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September 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Rain Man (1988)

BARRY LEVINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1988.  United Artists, The Guber-Peters Company, Star Partners II Ltd..  Story by Barry Morrow, Screenplay by Ronald Bass, Barry Morrow.  Cinematography by John Seale. Produced … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Firm

BBB (out of 5) The first film adaptation of a John Grisham novel is still the most financially successful.  Tom Cruise plays a green lawyer who is hired to work at … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dead Poets Society (1989)

PETER WEIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1989.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV, A Steven Haft Production, Witt/Thomas Productions.  Screenplay by Tom Schulman.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Steven Haft, Paul Junger … Continue reading

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August 2, 2013 · 3 Comments