My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Midnight Express (1978)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/Turkey, 1978.  Columbia Pictures, Casablanca Filmworks.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone, based on the book by Billy Hayes, William Hoffer.  Cinematography by Michael Seresin.  Produced by … Continue reading

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December 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Raise The Titanic (1980)

JERRY JAMESON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom/USA, 1980.  ITC Films.  Screenplay by Adam Kennedy, adaptation by Eric Hughes, based on the novel by Clive Cussler.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by William Frye.  Music … Continue reading

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December 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bringing Down The House

BB (out of 5) This intellectually inferior Disney comedy is nothing but two hours of missed opportunities. Steve Martin plays a lonely divorcee who has struck up a sweet romance … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Seabiscuit

BBB.5 (out of 5) What do an abandoned horse jockey, a grieving millionaire car manufacturer and an unemployed horse whisperer have in common? Fate, for it seems that it will … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Down With Love

BBBB (out of 5) Renee Zellweger is delightful as a New York City writer whose new tome seeks to emancipate women from subservient roles and set them up as equals with … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ghostbusters (Ghost Busters) (1984)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1984.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Producers Sales Organization, Delphi Films, Black Rhino Productions.  Screenplay by Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Ivan Reitman.  Music … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

All Of Me

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Among the very best performances Steve Martin has ever given. During a ritualistic ceremony in which an Indian guru (the painfully unfunny racial stereotype being the film’s … Continue reading

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December 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Born Yesterday (1993)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Excellent remake of the 1950 George Cukor classic is a perfect example of Melanie Griffith‘s admirable talent. She plays a Vegas showgirl who hangs off the … Continue reading

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November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Not Another Teen Movie

BBB.5 (out of 5) Hilarious spoof that takes on the recent spate of cloying teen-oriented films and makes a decided improvement on the Wayans brothers’ Scary Movie franchise, thanks mostly to a … Continue reading

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August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mr. Mom

BBBB (out of 5) Auto engineer Michael Keaton has his life turned upside-down when harsh economic times see him get laid off and his wife (Teri Garr) goes out and gets … Continue reading

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July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Superman

BBB.5 (out of 5) Despite an extended opening setup, this is an exciting and inventive film version of the classic comic book superhero. Christopher Reeve is perfectly cast as the … Continue reading

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July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Titanic

BBBB.5 (out of 5) James Cameron’s expansive version of the Titanic story takes A Night To Remember and adds two fictional protagonists, a poor little rich girl (Kate Winslet) trapped … Continue reading

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June 12, 2013 · 1 Comment