My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy Of a Plains Indian) (2013)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/USA, 2013.  Why Not Productions, Orange Studio, France 2 Cinema, Hérodiade, Le Pacte, Canal+, Cine+, France Televisions, Smuggler Films.  Screenplay by Arnaud Desplechin, … Continue reading

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May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

WES ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2014.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, American Empirical Pictures, TSG Entertainment, Scott Rudin Productions.  Story by Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness, Screenplay by Wes … Continue reading

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April 7, 2014 · 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

Maid In Manhattan (2002)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Revolution Studios, Red Om Films.  Story by John Hughes, Screenplay by Kevin Wade.  Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.  Produced by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Paul Schiff, Deborah Schindler.  Music by Alan … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment


BBBB (out of 5) Josh Hamilton successfully runs a call centre that sells catalog products of a jingoistically patriotic nature. When his boss tells him that the company is saving money … Continue reading

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October 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Shipping News

BBB (out of 5) Disappointing adaptation of E. Annie Proulx’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Kevin Spacey is riveting as a Poughkeepsie newspaper ink-setter whose life does a complete reversal when his estranged aunt … Continue reading

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September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Vanya On 42nd Street

BBBB.5 (out of 5) A very simple concept makes for the most compelling viewing. Louis Malle stages and directs a filmed dress rehearsal of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya in an abandoned … Continue reading

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August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Addicted To Love

BBB (out of 5) Passable romantic comedy that is a perfect exercise in silliness for Meg Ryan’s diehard fans. Brokenhearted geek Matthew Broderick follows the woman who dumped him (Kelly Preston) … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Girl 6 (1996)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by  Suzan-Lori Parks.  Cinematography by Malik Hassan Sayeed.  Produced by Spike Lee.  Music by Alex Steyermark.  Production Design … Continue reading

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July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Before And After

BB (out of 5) Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson small-town parents who threaten to tear apart when their delinquent son (Edward Furlong) is a suspect in the murder of his trashy … Continue reading

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July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Ice Storm

BBBBB (out of 5) America’s coming-of-age in the seventies is represented by the dramatic events in an average suburban family, who find themselves unable to deal with the lifestyle changes … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Clearing

BB (out of 5) The characters in this hideous dud are all so wooden that your lack of empathy for their suffering will eventually turn to complete delight in their … Continue reading

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June 9, 2013 · Leave a comment