My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Hospital (1971)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1971.  Simcha Productions.   Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Howard Gottfried.  Music by Morris Surdin.  Production Design by Gene Rudolf.  Costume Design by Frank … Continue reading

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February 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rachel, Rachel

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Fascinating film that was shocking for the sixties and is deep, absorbing viewing for today. Joanne Woodward plays a frustrated and bored small-town schoolteacher whose fantasy life … Continue reading

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October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Basic

BBB (out of 5) A former army bigwhig and current DEA investigator (John Travolta) arrives on a Panama army base to interrogate a recruit (Brian Van Holt). The recruit was … Continue reading

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July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rollerball (2002)

B.5 (out of 5) The second time that John McTiernan has remade a Norman Jewison film hasn’t been nearly as succesful as the first (see The Thomas Crown Affair). Edited … Continue reading

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July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

BBBBB (out of 5) Superior remake of Norman Jewison’s 1968 cheesefest, notable for featuring the female performance of the year from its star Rene Russo: displaying strength, vulnerability and everything … Continue reading

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July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The 13th Warrior

BBBB (out of 5) This film was ready for the summer of 1998 but creative wars between the director and writer/producer Michael Crichton (upon whose novel Eaters of the Dead … Continue reading

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July 22, 2013 · 1 Comment