My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Brothers Bloom (2008)

RIAN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   USA, 2008.  Endgame Entertainment, Ram Bergman Productions, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Rian Johnson.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Ram Bergman, James D. Stern.  Music by … Continue reading

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October 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Black Hole (1979)

GARY NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1979.  Walt Disney Productions.  Story by Jeb Rosebrook, Bob Barbash, Richard H. Landau, Screenplay by Jeb Rosebrook, Gerry Day.  Cinematography by Frank V. Phillips.  Produced by Ron … Continue reading

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February 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Condemned Of Altona (I Sequestrati di Altona) (1962)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Italy/France, 1962.  Société Générale de Cinématographie, Titanus.  Screenplay by Abby Mann, Cesare Zavattini, based on the play Les Sequestres d’Altona by Jean-Paul Sartre.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment


BBBB (out of 5) The life, career, myth and mystery of the great Marlene Dietrich are examined in this cinematic fan letter by Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell.  Schell puts together a … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Deep Impact

BB.5 (out of 5) The insults to human intelligence that hurl themselves your way one after the other in this loser action film are way deadlier than the meteor that … Continue reading

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November 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Judgment At Nuremberg

BBBB (out of 5) Abby Mann adapted his riveting teleplay for the big screen and the results are mostly impressive.  Spencer Tracy is excellent as an American judge brought to Nuremberg, … Continue reading

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November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Festival In Cannes

B (out of 5) Henry Jaglom strikes a pitifully wrong note with this talky and boring drama that takes place during the film festival in Cannes.  Anouk Aimee (still gorgeous as … Continue reading

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October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Julia (1977)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the story Pentimento by Lillian Hellman.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Richard Roth.  Music by … Continue reading

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August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Telling Lies In America

BBB (out of 5) True-life drama written by Joe Eszterhas, inspired by his early years as an immigrant teen in America. Brad Renfro is great as the young Eszterhas, who finds … Continue reading

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July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Topkapi (1964)

JULES DASSIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1964.  Filmways Pictures.  Screenplay by Monja Danischewsky, based on the novel The Light Of Day by Eric Ambler.  Cinematography by Henri Alekan.  Produced by Jules Dassin.  Music … Continue reading

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July 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998)

JOHN CARPENTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Japan, 1998.  JVC Entertainment Networks, Largo Entertainment, Spooky Tooth Productions, Storm King Productions.  Screenplay by Don Jakoby, based on the novel Vampires by John Steakley.  Cinematography by Gary … Continue reading

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June 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

A Bridge Too Far (1977)

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1977.  Joseph E. Levine Productions.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the novel by Cornelius Ryan.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Joseph E. Levine, … Continue reading

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May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment