My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Ma (2019)

TATE TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2019.  Blumhouse Productions, Wyolah Films.  Screenplay by Scotty Landes.  Cinematography by Christina Voros.  Produced by Jason Blum, John Norris, Tate Taylor.  … Continue reading

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June 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Kalifornia

BB.5 (out of 5) David Duchovny and Michelle Forbes are travelling the country visiting the sites of famous American murders. He is presumably working on a book about the subject, but the … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Old School

BB (out of 5) Luke Wilson stars as a bored traveling businessman who comes home to his girlfriend (Juliette Lewis) only to discover her in an orgy situation with a group … Continue reading

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December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Starsky & Hutch

BB (out of 5) The popular cop show of the seventies is brought to the big screen as an uncomfortable mix of groovy parody and straight whodunit. Ben Stiller and Owen … Continue reading

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December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Other Sister

BBB (out of 5) Juliette Lewis‘ heartfelt performance adds much gravity to this sudsy comedy-drama by schlockmeister Garry Marshall. She plays the mentally challenged daughter of Diane Keaton and Tom Skerritt who … Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

August: Osage County

BBBB (out of 5) The hit Broadway play by Tracy Letts makes its way to the big screen with fully satisfying results.  Meryl Streep lords over the roost of an eccentric … Continue reading

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November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Basketball Diaries

BB.5 (out of 5) Jim Carroll’s autobiographical account of his days as a delinquent youth has been translated into an unenjoyable film experience. Carroll (played here by Leonardo DiCaprio) is … Continue reading

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October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Evening Star

BBB (out of 5) Although there are some high points in this sequel to 1983’s Oscar winning Terms Of Endearment, the elements of the original that didn’t survive to the sequel … Continue reading

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September 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

BBB.5 (out of 5) Touching family drama about the young man of the title (an excellently subdued Johnny Depp) growing up in his strange family in a strange small town. … Continue reading

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September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Romeo Is Bleeding

BB (out of 5) Unattractively violent film has a crooked cop (Gary Oldman) meet his match in a sexy hit woman (Lena Olin). It’s nonsense, and I can hardly remember … Continue reading

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September 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Switch

BBBB (out of 5) Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman are New York singletons who have been best friends for years, one of his many failed attempts at a relationship in his life. … Continue reading

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August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Natural Born Killers

BB (out of 5) Seemingly endless ride of obsession by the sledgehammer-subtle Oliver Stone will give you a headache by the time it is over. Self-righteously seeing himself as a … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · 1 Comment