My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Lone Ranger (2013)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2013.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Blind Wink Productions, Infinitum Nihil.  Screen story by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Justin Haythe, Screenplay by … Continue reading

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June 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Arrival

DAVID TWOHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/Mexico, 1996.  Live Entertainment, Steelwork Films, Mediaworks.  Screenplay by David Twohy.  Cinematography by Hiro Narita.  Produced by Thomas G. Smith, Jim Steele.  Music by Arthur Kempel.  Production Design by Michael … Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Firestarter

BB.5 (out of 5) Drew Barrymore has mysterious powers of pyrokinesis as the result of experimentation done on her telekinetic parents in this silly science-fiction film. She’s a sweet little kid, … Continue reading

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November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Color Purple

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Whoopi Goldberg makes a beautiful film acting debut as a mistreated woman in Georgia in the early teens and twenties, whose own sad story is surrounded by … Continue reading

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September 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Hot Spot

BBB.5 (out of 5) Enjoyable throwback to the good old days of noir filmmaking features a story that could be described as shallow James Ellroy.  Don Johnson plays a sexy drifter … Continue reading

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September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Life Of David Gale (2003)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Germany, 2003.  Universal Pictures, Intermedia Films, Dirty Hands Productions, Mikona Productions GmbH & Co. KG, Saturn Films.  Screenplay by Charles Randolph.  Cinematography by Michael Seresin.  Produced … Continue reading

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September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bedroom Window

BBB (out of 5) Steve Guttenberg takes his boss’s wife (Isabelle Huppert) home after a work function and they spend the night together. Late into the evening he goes to the … Continue reading

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September 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Patriot

B.5 (out of 5) It seems Mel Gibson is hell bent on making the most socially irresponsible films out there: after offending women (with What Women Want) and gays and lesbians … Continue reading

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July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stargate (1994)

ROLAND EMMERICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/USA, 1994.  Canal+, Centropolis Film Productions, Carolco Pictures.  Screenplay by Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich.  Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.  Produced by Dean Devlin, Oliver Eberle, Joel … Continue reading

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July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Universal Soldier (1992)

ROLAND EMMERICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1992.  StudioCanal, Carolco Pictures, IndieProd Company Productions, Centropolis Film Productions.  Story by Richard Rothstein, Christopher Leitch, Screenplay by Dean Devlin. Cinematography by Karl Walter … Continue reading

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July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil (1997)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1997.  Warner Bros., Malpaso Productions, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by John Lee Hancock, based on the book by John Berendt.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Clint … Continue reading

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June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

No Mercy

BB.5 (out of 5) The first of two times that Richard Gere and Kim Basinger were united on screen was in this brainless drama (the second was in the brainless thriller Final … Continue reading

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May 28, 2013 · Leave a comment