My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

A View From The Top (2003)

BRUNO BARRETO Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 2003.  Miramax, Brad Grey Pictures, Cohen Productions.  Screenplay by Eric Wald.  Cinematography by Affonso Beato.  Produced by Matthew Baer, Bobby Cohen, … Continue reading

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December 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Big Eyes (2014)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  The Weinstein Company, Silverwood Films, Tim Burton Productions, Electric City Entertainment.  Screenplay by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Scott Alexander, Tim Burton, … Continue reading

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June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Crow

BB (out of 5) Adaptation of the popular comic book has its place in film history for being the last film to star Brandon Lee (son of Bruce), who died tragically in … Continue reading

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December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Last Shot

BBB (out of 5) Hilarious spoof, reportedly based on a true story, brims with vigour and wit and then ends without a satisfying third act. Alec Baldwin plays an FBI agent … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Highlander

BB (out of 5) Here’s a story idea that will rivet every ten year-old boy in the audience to their very seats: a select group of tall, brooding men have … Continue reading

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November 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stuart Little

BBBB (out of 5) What could be more adorable than a talking mouse outfitted by The Gap? Michael J. Fox winningly voices the little mouse who is adopted by a couple … Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle

BB.5 (out of 5) Not great but very sometimes funny update of the classic television cartoon. The inane plot involves the evil trio of Fearless Leader (Robert De Niro), Boris … Continue reading

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November 18, 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

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

BB.5 (out of 5) A dangerous cop is seriously injured on the job and taken in by a secret department of the U.S. government. Given extensive plastic surgery on his … Continue reading

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September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Singing Detective

B.5 (out of 5) Dennis Potter’s immensely popular British television series finds its way to the Hollywood silver screen with tragically weak results. Robert Downey Jr. couldn’t be better in the … Continue reading

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August 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

American Gangster (2007)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2007.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Relativity Media, Scott Free Productions, WR Universal Group.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the article The Return Of Superfly … Continue reading

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August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Barton Fink

BBB (out of 5) In this highly stylized Coen Brothers comedy, John Turturro plays a Broadway playwright who is brought out to Hollywood to write films. Initially thrilled at the … Continue reading

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June 24, 2013 · 2 Comments