My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Ford v Ferrari (2019)

JAMES MANGOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA/France, 2019.  Chernin Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Jason Keller.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Peter … Continue reading

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November 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Alive (1993)

FRANK MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Canada, 1993.  Film Andes S.A., The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Paramount Pictures, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, based on the book by Piers Paul Read.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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May 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sweet Home Alabama

BB (out of 5) Even those who love a predictable romantic comedy will find this one hopelessly hokey.  Reese Witherspoon is buoyantly charming as a Manhattan fashion designer whose JFK-Jr.-esque boyfriend … Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Operation Homecoming: Writing The Wartime Experience

BBBB.5 (out of 5) The power of literature to deal with the devastation of war is directly applied to those who experience battle in this incredibly powerful documentary. Soldiers emerging … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Deep End (2001)

SCOTT McGEHEE, DAVID SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2001.  i5 Films.  Screenplay by Scott McGehee, David Siegel, based on the novel The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding.  Cinematography by Giles … Continue reading

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November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Secondhand Lions

BBB (out of 5) This pleasant family film works its way into a warm pocket of your heart and then ruins it by tacking on a hokey ending. Young kids … Continue reading

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November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Poseidon

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

American Psycho

BB (out of 5) Eighties materialism, fascination with psychotics and sexual frustrations of all kinds have been dealt with many times before this and in many better ways. Mary Harron’s … Continue reading

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September 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

An Unfinished Life

BB.5 (out of 5) Nothing you haven’t seen a million times before; estranged family members who have been thrown apart by tragedy are reunited by circumstances and learn to become … Continue reading

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September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Imagine Entertainment.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, based on the book by Sylvia Nasar.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron … Continue reading

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September 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Lincoln Lawyer

BBBB (out of 5) Matthew McConaughey puts his slimy charms to great use in this solid legal thriller with a wonderful twist on an old story: what happens when a lawyer … Continue reading

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August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wonderland (2003)

BBBB (out of 5) “Long” John Holmes, aka Johnny Wad, starred in over a thousand adult films and, according to legend, applied his 14-inch penis to over 14,000 women (and … Continue reading

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July 2, 2013 · 1 Comment