My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

JAMES FOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/China, 2017.  Perfect World Pictures (Beijing), Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Niall Leonard, based on the novel by E.L. James.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Dana Brunetti, Michael … Continue reading

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July 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Nice Guys (2016)

SHANE BLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2016.  Misty Mountains, Bloom, Lipsync Productions, Nice Guys, Silver Pictures, Waypoint Entertainment.  Screenplay by Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Joel … Continue reading

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May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Door In The Floor (2004)

TOD WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2004.  Focus Features, This Is That Productions, Revere Pictures, Good Machine.  Screenplay by Tod Williams, based on the novel A Widow For One Year … Continue reading

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February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bless The Child (2000)

CHUCK RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/Germany, 2000.  Paramount Pictures, Icon Entertainment International, Munich Film Partners & Company, BTC Productions.  Screenplay by Thomas Rickman, Clifford Green, Ellen Green, based on the novel by Cathy … Continue reading

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January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Grudge Match

BBBB (out of 5) It’s not all that surprising to see two Hollywood old-timers poking fun at their own mythologies, but the sportsmanship with which it is done here makes … Continue reading

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December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Marrying Man

B.5 (out of 5) A 1940s playboy (Alec Baldwin) is all set to marry his pure hearted lady love (Elisabeth Shue) when disaster strikes: he meets a gorgeous nightclub singer … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Real McCoy

BB.5 (out of 5) Kim Basinger‘s excellent performance is let down every step of the way by a dull story in this flat action movie. She plays an ex-con who … Continue reading

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November 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nine 1/2 Weeks (9 1/2 Weeks) (1986)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1986.  Producers Sales Organization, Jonesfilm, Galactic Films, Triple Ajaxxx.  Screenplay by Sarah Kernochan, Zalman King, Patricia Louisianna Knop, based on the novel by Elizabeth McNeill.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Never Say Never Again

BBBB (out of 5) Years after Saltzman and Broccoli began the mega-successful James Bond franchise, writer-producer Kevin McClory decided to start his own rival series of Bond films, managing to … Continue reading

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October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Final Analysis

BB (out of 5) Tepid thriller that goes far past the climax point, with director Phil Joanou failing to indulge in the opportunity to campily recreate the conventions of Hitchcockian … Continue reading

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October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Sentinel

B (out of 5) Michael Douglas plays a veteran Secret Service agent who once took a bullet for President Reagan. Now in the employ of the current (fictitious) leader (David Rasche), … Continue reading

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October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

8 Mile

BBBB (out of 5) Producer Brian Grazer saw the potential of acting charisma in rap star Eminem and commissioned screenwriter Scott Silver to write a story that would loosely revolve around the … Continue reading

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September 17, 2013 · 1 Comment