My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Everything Is Copy (2015)

JACOB BERNSTEIN, NICK HOOKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2015.  HBO Documentary Films, Home Box Office, Loveless.  Screenplay by Jacob Bernstein.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Carly Hugo, Matthew Parker.  Music by Joel Goodman.  Film … Continue reading

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Primary Colors

BBBBB (out of 5) Based on the tell-all book by “Anonymous” (actually Joe Klein), Elaine May’s excellent script fictionalizes the Clintons’ primary race towards the Oval Office. Presidential candidate Jack … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Birdcage

BBB.5 (out of 5) Hysterical adaptation of the popular French comedy classic La Cage Aux Folles isn’t as well written as the original, but is still provides plenty of good laughs. … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wolf

BBB (out of 5) Jack Nicholson is on a dark, winding road when his car leaves him stranded in an abandoned field and he is attacked by ravenous wolves. The … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Regarding Henry

BBB.5 (out of 5) Recreating the charm of Frank Capra classics is attempted in this enjoyable heartwarmer by Mike Nichols. He even casts it perfectly by putting Harrison Ford, the … Continue reading

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Working Girl

BBBBB (out of 5) One of the most polished and satisfying comedies of the eighties is this marvelous Cinderella romance starring a fantastic Melanie Griffith.  She plays a hardworking Wall Street … Continue reading

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Heartburn

BBB.5 (out of 5) A mesmerizing performance by Meryl Streep is the life force of this moderately successful comedy-drama, one of many times that she was to be directed by … Continue reading

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Silkwood

BBBB (out of 5) Meryl Streep proved that elegant period pieces weren’t the only thing she could shine in when she appeared in this devastating, fact-based drama. She plays real-life … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Day Of The Dolphin

BB.5 (out of 5) This film starts out whimsically entertaining but boils down to such a cheesy outcome that it ends up being a bit embarrassing for all involved. George … Continue reading

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Carnal Knowledge

BBB.5 (out of 5) The male sexual psyche is given a critical, depressing going over in this brilliantly acted drama by Mike Nichols. Determined not to be too generous to … Continue reading

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The Graduate

BBBBB (out of 5) The classic coming-of-age film that is still just as fun and insightful after more than thirty years. Dustin Hoffman is the pinnacle of youthful angst as a … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

BBBBB (out of 5) Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton shine in this excellent adaptation of Edward Albee’s shocking play. They play an aging, miserably drunken couple who invite a young newlywed couple … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · 2 Comments