My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Cake (2014)

DANIEL BARNZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Cinelou Films, Echo Films, We’re Not Brothers Productions, Shenghua Entertainment.  Screenplay by Patrick Tobin.  Cinematography by Rachel Morrison.  Produced by Ben Barnz, Mark Canton, … Continue reading

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January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Til There Was You (1997)

SCOTT WINANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1997.  Lakeshore Entertainment, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Winnie Holzman.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by Penney Finkelman Cox, Alan Poul, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by Terence Blanchard, Miles Goodman.  Production Design … Continue reading

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February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

All The Pretty Horses

BBBB (out of 5) Hauntingly beautiful adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s celebrated novel. Finding himself without a home after his Hollywood-bound mother sells the family’s Texas ranch, Matt Damon travels down to … Continue reading

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January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Phone Booth (2002)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Zucker/Netter Productions.  Screenplay by Larry Cohen.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Gil Netter, David Zucker.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Andrew Laws.  Costume … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Planet Terror

BBBB (out of 5) The other half of the original Grindhouse double feature that has been extended and released separately on DVD. Robert Rodriguez’s zombie-themed creature feature is far superior … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Once Upon A Time In Mexico

BB.5 (out of 5) The events of Desperado have now been followed up by a grandly filmed sequel, with Antonio Banderas returning as the guitar-slinging gunman and Salma Hayek making … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tortilla Soup

BBBB.5 (out of 5) There’s nothing more annoying than when Americans remake foreign films, but this Latino adaptation of Ang Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman is a notable exception. Of … Continue reading

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December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Heartbreakers

BB.5 (out of 5) Disappointing comedy that should have been better considering the talent involved. Sigourney Weaver is eye-popping as a con artist who, between jobs taking men for all they’re … Continue reading

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November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Blue Streak

BB (out of 5) Forgettable cop comedy about a bumbling criminal (Martin Lawrence) who is arrested during a jewel heist after managing to successfully hide a precious jewel in a … Continue reading

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November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Toys (1992)

BARRY LEVINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1992.  Baltimore Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Mark Johnson, Barry Levinson. Music by Trevor Horn, Hans … Continue reading

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November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jurassic Park III

BB.5 (out of 5) Weak entry in the dinosaur saga has some scenes so scary they surpass the work done by Steven Spielberg in his previous two films (Jurassic Park, … Continue reading

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October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

White Squall (1996)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1996.  Hollywood Pictures, Largo Entertainment, Scott Free Productions.  Screenplay by Todd Robinson, based on the book The Last Voyage Of The Albatross by Charles Gieg … Continue reading

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August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment