My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Gene Generation

0 (out of 5) Don’t even bother with this B-level garbage. It’s an incomprehensible mess about a futuristic world where people live in a walled city and, thanks to advances … Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Art School Confidential (2006)

TERRY ZWIGOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2006.  United Artists, Sony Pictures Classics, Mr. Mudd.  Screenplay by Daniel Clowes, based on his comic story.  Cinematography by Jamie Anderson.  Produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, … Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rock Star

BBB.5 (out of 5) Delightfully committed performances make this comedy work, even when the uneven screenplay is at its weakest. Mark Wahlberg plays a die-hard heavy metal fan whose obsession … Continue reading

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September 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2001.  Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Amblin Entertainment, Stanley Kubrick Productions.  Screen story by Ian Watson, Screenplay by Steven Spielberg, based on the short story Supertoys … Continue reading

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September 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Negotiator (1998)

F. GARY GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/USA, 1998.  Regency Enterprises, Mandeville Films, New Regency Pictures, Monarchy Enterprises B.V.,Taurus Film.  Screenplay by James DeMonaco, Kevin Fox.  Cinematography by Russell Carpenter.  Produced by David Hoberman, … Continue reading

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August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lost Highway

BBB.5 (out of 5) More psychedelia from the warped mind of David Lynch that isn’t as crafty as Blue Velvet or as brilliant as Mulholland Drive would be later on. … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Conspiracy Theory (1997)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1997.  Warner Bros., Silver Pictures, Donner/Shuler-Donner Productions.  Screenplay by Brian Helgeland.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Richard Donner, Joel Silver.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume … Continue reading

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July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fight Club

BBBB (out of 5) Edward Norton overindulges himself in the consumerism of 1990s corporate America and finds himself joining a savage, underground boxing club to let it all go and return … Continue reading

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June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The X-Files

BBB.5 (out of 5) Big-screen adaptation of the popular television show has nothing new to offer from its small screen counterpart except what a bigger budget affords. That said, it’s … Continue reading

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June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Pearl Harbor

B (out of 5) Complete and utter bore that runs an excessive three hours and is rife with plastic dialogue, overly-photographed scenery and impossibly dull pacing. Ben Affleck (looking like … Continue reading

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May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Up Close & Personal

BBBB (out of 5) When Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne sold their script of Up Close And Personal, based on a biography of the late Jessica Savitch called Golden … Continue reading

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May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment