My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Mod Squad (1999)

BB (out of 5) So-so action thriller that purports to be based on the original television show but is more along the lines of recent Levi’s jeans advertisements. Omar Epps, Claire … Continue reading

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January 21, 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

Jennifer Eight (1992)

BRUCE ROBINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1992.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Bruce Robinson.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Gary Lucchesi, David Wimbury.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Gun In Betty Lou’s Handbag

BB.5 (out of 5) Silly little comedy that begins with a mostly believable premise. Penelope Ann Miller feels so ignored by the people around her, including her distracted husband (Eric Thal), … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lorenzo’s Oil (1992)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Universal Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions.  USA, 1992.  Screenplay by George Miller, Nick Enright.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by George Miller, Doug Mitchell.  Music by Christine Woodruff.  Production Design … Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Secondhand Lions

BBB (out of 5) This pleasant family film works its way into a warm pocket of your heart and then ruins it by tacking on a hokey ending. Young kids … Continue reading

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November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dallas Buyers Club

BBBBB (out of 5) Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is a man who does not tread lightly on the pleasures of life.  He works as an electrician but makes extra cash … Continue reading

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November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dreamcatcher

BB (out of 5) Idiotic science-fiction film that begins enjoyably by hanging off the appealing interplay between its main characters, then shucks them off in favour of hideous gore and … Continue reading

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July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

J. Edgar (2011)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Imagine Entertainment, Malpaso Productions, Wintergreen Productions.  Screenplay by Dustin Lance Black.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Brian Grazer, Robert Lorenz.  Music by Clint … Continue reading

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June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ghost Story

B (out of 5) Toothless thriller that features some great actors of yore in their last roles. Fred Astaire, John Houseman, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Melvyn Douglas are part of a secret … Continue reading

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June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Traffic (2000)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Germany/USA, 2000.  Compulsion Inc., Initial Entertainment Group, Splendid Medien AG, The Bedford Falls Company, USA Films.  Screenplay by Stephen Gaghan, based on the miniseries Traffik by Simon … Continue reading

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June 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Transformers

BB (out of 5) Loud, unabashed mess from Michael Bay that updates the 80s toy sensation to the new millenium. Shia LaBeouf is a high-school student who is trying to get … Continue reading

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May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment