My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Great Santini (1979)

LEWIS JOHN CARLINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1979.  Bing Crosby Productions.  Screenplay by Lewis John Carlino, based on the novel by Pat Conroy.  Cinematography by Ralph Woolsey.  Produced by Charles A. Pratt.  Music … Continue reading

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December 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Female Perversions

BBB (out of 5) Interesting examination of the many images and roles women in modern-day society take upon and/or create for themselves; Susan Streitfeld’s plotline doesn’t measure up to the message, … Continue reading

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January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vital Signs

B.5 (out of 5) A gaggle of pretty, overly charming med students are gathered together for this shallow hospital drama. Adrian Pasdar is the son of the accomplished doctor who has … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tumbleweeds (1999)

GAVIN O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Spanky Pictures, Solaris, River One Films.  Story by Angela Shelton, Screenplay by Gavin O’Connor, Angela Shelton.  Cinematography by Dan Stoloff.  Produced by Greg O’Connor.  Music by … Continue reading

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December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Breathless

B (out of 5) When a film is popular because of its style and not its story, why the hell would you bother to remake it? Such is the case … Continue reading

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November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Great Balls Of Fire!

BBBB (out of 5) The charismatic music and performance style of fifties rocker Jerry Lee Lewis is captured in this energetic musical, particularly benefiting from the excellent lead performance by … Continue reading

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November 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

When Harry Met Sally…

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Nora Ephron’s excellent screenplay adds a wonderful touch of neurotic glee to the romantic comedy genre. The story centres around the relationship between two good friends … Continue reading

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July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Peggy Sue Got Married

BBBBB (out of 5) Kathleen Turner gives one of the best performances ever committed to film as the title character, a forty-something woman who experiences a fainting spell at her twenty-fifth … Continue reading

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June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Cotton Club

BBBB (out of 5) Only a filmmaker of Francis Ford Coppola’s skill could make such a mess of a film into something so enjoyable. The weakly plotted screenplay intends to … Continue reading

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June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

I Am Divine

BBBB (out of 5) Stylish, heartfelt and witty documentary about the now legendary performer who first burst out in John Waters’ underground cult classics.  A shy teenager who loved food … Continue reading

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June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment