My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Greatest Showman (2017)

MICHAEL GRACEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2017.  Chernin Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Screenplay by Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Laurence Mark, Jenno Topping.  Music by … Continue reading

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February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Everything Is Copy (2015)

JACOB BERNSTEIN, NICK HOOKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2015.  HBO Documentary Films, Home Box Office, Loveless.  Screenplay by Jacob Bernstein.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Carly Hugo, Matthew Parker.  Music by Joel Goodman.  Film … Continue reading

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January 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Last Holiday (2006)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2006.  Last Holiday Productions, Paramount Pictures, ImageMovers, Laurence Mark Productions, The Paperback Company Films, Stillking Films.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman, based … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Anywhere But Here (1999)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1999.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the book by Mona Simpson.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by Danny … Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Deep Rising

BB (out of 5) Lame sea adventure that should have remained at the bottom of the ocean, in the great tradition of similar films like Leviathan before it and Ghost … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

I, Robot

BBB.5 (out of 5) Isaac Asimov’s popular science-fiction story has been liberally adapted into an exciting action thriller with Will Smith as a cop who is not pleased with the … Continue reading

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December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion

BBB.5 (out of 5) Hilarious high school comedy has delightful, bubbly L.A. blondes Romy and Michele (Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow) get invited to their ten-year high school reunion in Tucson, … Continue reading

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November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Riding In Cars With Boys

BBB (out of 5) Drew Barrymore once again outdoes herself in this heartwarming film based on the autobiography of Beverly D’Onofrio, a woman whose career in writing was set back by … Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hanging Up

BB (out of 5) Way too thin and messy comedy-drama about the tribulations affecting the middle sister (Meg Ryan) of a very troubled family. When her father (Walter Matthau in … Continue reading

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October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Simon Birch

BBBB (out of 5) Sweet adolescent tearjerker about a young boy (Joseph Mazzello) growing up with a warm hearted single mother (a perfectly cast Ashley Judd) and an iron-willed grandmother … Continue reading

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October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Object Of My Affection (1998)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Wendy Wasserstein, based on the novel by Stephen McCauley.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by George … Continue reading

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October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Center Stage (2000)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Laurence Mark Productions.  Screenplay by Carol Heikkinen.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume … Continue reading

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October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment