My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Anne B. Real

BBB.5 (out of 5) A young girl (Janice Richardson in an excellent debut) escapes the dreariness of her urban life by reading the diary of Anne Frank, inspired her to create … Continue reading

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July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Born On The Fourth Of July

BBBB (out of 5) The second part of Oliver Stone’s Vietnam trilogy is this biography of veteran Ron Kovic, upon whose book the film is based, with Tom Cruise doing a … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Gloria (1999)

BBB (out of 5) Sharon Stone‘s gutsy performance is the best reason to watch this adequately done but premature remake of John Cassavetes’ 1980 gangster film (that starred his wife … Continue reading

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July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dumb And Dumber (1994)

BOBBY FARRELLY, PETER FARRELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  New Line Cinema, Motion Picture Corporation of America.  Screenplay by Peter Farrelly, Bennett Yellin, Bobby Farrelly.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by … Continue reading

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July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Snake Eyes

BBB (out of 5) Shady cop Nicolas Cage is enjoying front row seats at a boxing match when the politician sitting behind him is gunned down during the fight. Despite … Continue reading

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July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Summer Of Sam (1999)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1999.  40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Touchstone Pictures, Hostage Productions.  Screenplay by Spike Lee, Victor Colicchio, Michael Imperioli.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Jon Kilik, Spike … Continue reading

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July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Clockers (1995)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Richard Price, Spike Lee, based on the book by Richard Price.  Cinematography by Malik Hassan … Continue reading

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July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Black Dahlia (2006)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Germany/USA, 2006.  Universal Pictures, Millennium Films, Signature Pictures, Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG III, Nu Image Entertainment GmbH, Art Linson … Continue reading

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July 9, 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

Who’s That Girl

B.5 (out of 5) Madonna‘s surprisingly good comedic timing can do little for a flat attempt to revive the screwball comedies of the 1930s. Liberally lifting plot elements from Bringing … Continue reading

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June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Goodfellas (1990)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1990.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese, based on the novel Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Irwin Winkler.  Production … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Miller’s Crossing (1990)

JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1990.  Circle Films, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, based on the novels Red Harvest and Glass Key by Dashiell … Continue reading

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June 24, 2013 · 1 Comment