My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

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

The General’s Daughter (1999)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Germany, 1999.  Paramount Pictures, Neufeld Rehme Productions, MFP Munich Film Partners GmbH & Company I. Produktions KG, Hollywood Licensing Group, Mace Neufeld Productions.  Screenplay by Christopher … Continue reading

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February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Civil Action (1998)

STEVEN ZAILLIAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Touchstone Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Jonathan Harr.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Broken Arrow (1996)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1996.  Twentieth Century Fox, Mark Gordon Productions, WCG Entertainment Productions.  Screenplay by Graham Yost.  Cinematography by Peter Levy.  Produced by Bill Badalato, Terence Chang, Mark Gordon.  Music by Hans … Continue reading

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February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Phenomenon (1996)

JON TURTELTAUB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1996.  Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Gerald Di Pego.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Barbara Boyle, Michael Taylor.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by … Continue reading

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February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Get Shorty

BBBBB (out of 5) Flawless adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel about a shylock gangster (John Travolta at his coolest) who travels to Los Angeles to collect on an overdue payment … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hairspray (2007)

BBBB (out of 5) A teenager in the 1960s decides to fight racial segregation and is met with serious threats to her future; sounds like an update of Mississippi Burning … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Swordfish

BB (out of 5) Listless, boring action adventure about a computer hacker (Hugh Jackman) recruited by a top-secret government official (John Travolta), who plans to siphon out money from various … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ladder 49

BB (out of 5) Painfully cliché-riddled drama about firefighters that makes the lamentable Backdraft suddenly look so much better. The action takes place in a local firehouse chock full of … Continue reading

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January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Austin Powers In Goldmember (2002)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2002.  New Line Cinema, Gratitude International, Team Todd, Moving Pictures, Eric’s Boy.  Screenplay by Mike Myers, Michael McCullers, based on characters created by Mike … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Grease

BBBB (out of 5) This tune-filled, eye-candy musical still thrills audiences of all ages more than two decades after its original release. Based on the hit Broadway play, it’s a … Continue reading

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October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bolt (2008)

BYRON HOWARD, CHRIS WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2008.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Dan Fogelman, Chris Williams, additional screenplay material by Byron Howard, Jared … Continue reading

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October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment