My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Flashdance (1983)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1983.  Paramount Pictures, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Story by Thomas Hedley Jr., Screenplay by Thomas Hedley Jr., Joe Eszterhas.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced … Continue reading

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March 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

JON TURTELTAUB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1995.  Hollywood Pictures, Caravan Pictures.  Screenplay by Daniel G. Sullivan, Fredric LeBow.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Joe Roth.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Client (1994)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Alcor Films.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, Robert Getchell, based on the novel by John Grisham.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Arnon … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment


BBB.5 (out of 5) Brilliant characters brought to life by fine actors make this Barry Levinson comedy a must-see. Billy Bob Thornton and Bruce Willis are two escaped convicts who literally become … Continue reading

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November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

2 Days In The Valley

B (out of 5) Awkward rehash of Pulp Fiction has lame-brained characters running around sunny California in search of a life. Trust me, they never find one. Acting is a … Continue reading

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October 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Lies Beneath

BBBB (out of 5) Rip-roaring good fun from Robert Zemeckis.  Michelle Pfeiffer lives an idyllic life in the suburbs in a giant house with her husband (Harrison Ford), but succumbs to … Continue reading

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August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Grifters (1990)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1990.  Cineplex-Odeon Films.  Screenplay by Donald E. Westlake, based on the novel by Jim Thompson.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Robert A. Harris, Jim Painter, Martin … Continue reading

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July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment


BB.5 (out of 5) Grandfather Rip Torn dies, bringing a highly dysfunctional family together again for the first time in ages. Granddaughter Zooey Deschanel observes her struggling actor father (Hank Azaria), … Continue reading

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June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBBBB (out of 5) Cher is phenomenal as the mother of a boy with a notable facial deformity (played by Eric Stoltz under excellent makeup) whose tough exterior often hides a … Continue reading

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June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael

BBBB (out of 5) This thoroughly underrated film offers a poignant view of life in small town America, one that is turned upside down when the celebrity of the title … Continue reading

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May 11, 2013 · Leave a comment