My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Malena

BBBB (out of 5) Monica Bellucci stars as the title character, the most beautiful woman in a small Italian village who is also the object of affection for a burgeoning young … Continue reading

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February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Frida (2002)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Canada/Mexico, 2002.  Handprint Entertainment, Lions Gate Films, Miramax, Ventanarosa Productions.  Screenplay by Clancy Sigal, Diane Lake, Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas, based on the … Continue reading

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February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

All The Pretty Horses

BBBB (out of 5) Hauntingly beautiful adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s celebrated novel. Finding himself without a home after his Hollywood-bound mother sells the family’s Texas ranch, Matt Damon travels down to … Continue reading

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January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Substance Of Fire

BBBB (out of 5) Sterling drama stars an excellent Ron Rifkin as a Holocaust survivor now entering his twilight years and enjoying the success of his profitable Manhattan publishing firm. Having … Continue reading

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January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure

B (out of 5) Weak, unsatisfying adaptation of Peter O’Donnell’s spy novels that serves more as a prologue for future films than anything else.  Alexandra Staden does her best with … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Albino Alligator

BB (out of 5) Kevin Spacey’s directorial debut is this dour film about a seedy bar in New Orleans that has the night of its life when robbers hold it … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Clerks

BBB (out of 5) Hilarious independent film that ignited the career of filmmaker Kevin Smith. Told from the point of view of security cameras, it follows the whacky adventures of … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mother’s Boys

BB.5 (out of 5) Ridiculous, gynophobic thriller about a family being terrorized by a jealous ex-wife and mother (Jamie Lee Curtis). Good dad Peter Gallagher is trying to get on with … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wide Awake

BB (out of 5) M. Night Shyamalan preceded his mega-successful thriller The Sixth Sense with this tender little tale about a precocious young school boy who cannot get over the loss … Continue reading

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January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle

BBBB (out of 5) Alan Rudolph, the mini-Robert Altman, comes up with a formless foray into the world of Dorothy Parker (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and the Algonquin set of New … Continue reading

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January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mansfield Park

BBBB (out of 5) Patricia Rozema directs this adaptation of Jane Austen’s dark novel, which also features plot elements taken from Austen’s letters and diaries.  Frances O’Connor makes a star of … Continue reading

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December 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bounce

BB (out of 5) Idiotic romance that insults its viewers and degrades the images of the actors involved. Ben Affleck gives a surprisingly bad performance as a man who must … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment