My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Weather Man (2005)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2005.  Paramount Pictures, Escape Artists, Kumar Mobiliengesellschaft mbH & Co. Projekt Nr. 2 KG.  Screenplay by Steve Conrad.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason … Continue reading

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February 15, 2014 · 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

Soul Food

BBB.5 (out of 5) Touching comedy-drama about a family led by grandmother Irma P. Hall, whose traditional Sunday gatherings are called to a halt when she becomes seriously ill and … Continue reading

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February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

I Love Trouble

BBB (out of 5) Julia Roberts  is obviously having a gas in this mild-mannered romantic comedy, in which she and Nick Nolte play competing reporters for different newspapers who end up … Continue reading

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January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Miracle On 34th Street (1994)

BBBB (out of 5) Marvelous update of the favourite Christmas classic is ruled by a superb performance by young Mara Wilson. She plays a little girl who decides that the … Continue reading

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November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stir Of Echoes

BBB.5 (out of 5) Unfairly compared to The Sixth Sense, this low-key murder mystery is crafty and intelligent, making up in plot twists and turns and brilliant character development for … Continue reading

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October 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Relic (1997)

PETER HYAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany/Japan/New Zealand, 1997.  British Broadcasting Corporation, Cloud Nine Entertainment, Marubeni, Mutual Film Company, Pacific Western, Paramount Pictures, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Tele Munchen Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, … Continue reading

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October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Primal Fear

BBBB (out of 5) Excellent courtroom thriller will have you on the edge of your seat. When a prominent Chicago priest is murdered, a young Kentucky boy (Edward Norton) from … Continue reading

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October 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Losing Isaiah

BB.5 (out of 5) Somehow these made-for-television movies make it to the big screen. Jessica Lange plays a hospital staffer who takes a baby home after she finds it abandoned in … Continue reading

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September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Vice-Versa

BB.5 (out of 5) At some point in the late eighties, one screenplay got made into about seven different films. Between Vice Versa, 18 Again, etc. there really doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Untouchables (1987)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by David Mamet, suggested by the book by Oscar Fraley, Eliot Ness.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by … Continue reading

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July 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Fugitive

BBBB.5 (out of 5) One of Harrison Ford‘s best films is this marvellous action film inspired by the sixties television show. He’s a well-respected doctor who comes home one day … Continue reading

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July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment