My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

What Dreams May Come (1998)

VINCENT WARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/New Zealand, 1998.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Interscope Communications, Metafilmics.  Screenplay by Ronald Bass, based on the novel by Richard Matheson. Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Barnet Bain.  Music … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Mothman Prophecies

BBBB (out of 5) Richard Gere plays a reporter for the Washington Post who is involved in a tragic accident when his wife (Debra Messing) loses control of their car and … Continue reading

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December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

S.W.A.T.

BB (out of 5) Colin Farrell is once again furrowing his eyebrows in the name of action heroism.  If it’s possible, however, this humdrum action film is less inspired and less … Continue reading

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October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Deep End Of The Ocean

BB.5 (out of 5) Based on the bestseller (and Oprah Book the Month selection) by Jacquelyn Mitchard, this film is so adequate and appropriate in all the right spots that … Continue reading

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September 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rain Man (1988)

BARRY LEVINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1988.  United Artists, The Guber-Peters Company, Star Partners II Ltd..  Story by Barry Morrow, Screenplay by Ronald Bass, Barry Morrow.  Cinematography by John Seale. Produced … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

G.I. Jane (1997)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Caravan Pictures, First Independent Films, Hollywood Pictures, Largo Entertainment, Moving Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Trap-Two-Zero Productions Inc..  Story by Danielle Alexandra, Screenplay by … Continue reading

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August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Desert Blue

BBB (out of 5) A small town in the middle of the desert is quarantined when a local cola company has a possible chemical leak.  Kate Hudson  (in her film debut) … Continue reading

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July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Born On The Fourth Of July

BBBB (out of 5) The second part of Oliver Stone’s Vietnam trilogy is this biography of veteran Ron Kovic, upon whose book the film is based, with Tom Cruise doing a … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Leaving Las Vegas

BBBB (out of 5) Performances couldn’t possibly be better in this incredible love story. Nicolas Cage plays an alcoholic, washed-up screenwriter who gets fired from his job in Hollywood, sells … Continue reading

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July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Practical Magic

BB.5 (out of 5) Here’s an unfortunate waste: gifted actors, a great germ of an idea for a story (New England witches and their personal problems), all undone by a … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Thirteen Days (2000)

ROGER DONALDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  New Line Cinema, Beacon Communications, Beacon Pictures, Tig Productions.  Screenplay by David Self, based on the book The Kennedy Tapes – Inside The … Continue reading

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July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Thelma and Louise (1991)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA/France, 1991. Pathé Entertainment, Percy Main, Star Partners III Ltd., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Callie Khouri.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin, Ridley Scott.  Music by Hans … Continue reading

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June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment