My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

La La Land (2016)

DAMIEN CHAZELLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Summit Entertainment, Black Label Media, TIK Films, Impostor Pictures, Gilbert Films, Marc Platt Productions.  Screenplay by Damien Chazelle.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by Fred … Continue reading

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December 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Arrangement (1969)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1969.  Athena Productions.  Screenplay by Elia Kazan, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Elia Kazan.  Music by David Amram.  Production Design by Gene … Continue reading

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February 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Maleficent (2014)

ROBERT STROMBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2014.  Roth Films, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Linda Woolverton, based on the motion picture Sleeping Beauty, Story by Erdman Penner, Screenplay by … Continue reading

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June 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

500 Days Of Summer (2009)

MARC WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2009.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Watermark, Dune Entertainment III.  Screenplay by Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber.  Cinematography by Eric Steelberg.  Produced by Mason Novick, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, … Continue reading

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February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Impostors

BBB.5 (out of 5) Stanley Tucci’s tribute to silent-era filmmaking is an art-deco delight, one that is short on substance but long on rollicking humour. Tucci and Oliver Platt play two … Continue reading

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February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Seduction Of Joe Tynan

BBB (out of 5) Alan Alda‘s Joe Tynan is thrown into a crisis of conscience when he is asked by an old friend (Melvyn Douglas) to back a candidate from … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Austin Powers In Goldmember (2002)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2002.  New Line Cinema, Gratitude International, Team Todd, Moving Pictures, Eric’s Boy.  Screenplay by Mike Myers, Michael McCullers, based on characters created by Mike … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

State And Main

BB (out of 5) Ridiculously smug comedy from David Mamet, who apparently thinks that he is the only clean soul in all of Hollywood. An independent film company comes to … Continue reading

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November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

School Ties

BB.5 (out of 5) In this hybrid of Gentleman’s Agreement and Beverly Hills, 90210, Brendan Fraser plays a high school student whose exceptional scholastic achievements have earned him entrance into a high-ranking … Continue reading

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November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Did You Hear About The Morgans? (2009)

MARC LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2009.  Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Castle Rock Entertainment, Banter.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence.  Cinematography by Florian Ballhaus.  Produced by Liz Glotzer, Martin Shafer.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production … Continue reading

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November 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

CHARLIE KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2008.  Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Likely Story, Projective Testing Service, Russia.  Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Sidney … Continue reading

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October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Savages

BBBB (out of 5) Two siblings, long estranged from their parents, are reunited when their aging father (Philip Bosco) is left to deal with his dementia alone after his girlfriend … Continue reading

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October 15, 2013 · Leave a comment