My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Doctor Sleep (2019)

MIKE FLANAGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2019.  Warner Bros., Intrepid Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment.  Screenplay by Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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November 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

FRANCIS LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2014.  Color Force, Lionsgate.  Screenplay by Peter Craig, Danny Strong, adaptation by Suzanne Collins, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.  Cinematography by Jo … Continue reading

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April 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Bachelor

BB.5 (out of 5) Routine romantic comedy that moves at a sluggish pace and is further hampered by the obvious embarrassment of its stars. Chris O’Donnell (in a mundane performance that … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sliver (1993)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1993.  Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company.  Screenplay by Joe Eszterhas, based on the novel by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Robert Evans.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production … Continue reading

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December 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Murder At 1600

BB (out of 5) A Washington, D.C. homicide detective (Wesley Snipes) is in over his head when his latest murder victim is found dead in a White House bathroom stall. … Continue reading

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November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Less Than Zero

B (out of 5) Bret Easton Ellis’ novel about rich kids living in the fast lane is given an atrocious screen treatment.  Andrew McCarthy comes back to his hometown of Los … Continue reading

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October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Falcon And The Snowman (1985)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Hemdale.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Robert Lindsey.  Cinematography by Allen Daviau.  Produced by Gabriel Katzka, John Schlesinger.  Music by Lyle Mays, Pat … Continue reading

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September 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pacific Heights (1990)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1990.  Morgan Creek Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Daniel Pyne.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Scott Rudin, William Sackheim.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Bridget … Continue reading

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September 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Molly

BB.5 (out of 5) Elisabeth Shue‘s touching performance is the best reason to watch this average melodrama about a brother coming to grips with his sister’s limitations.  Aaron Eckhart is the estranged … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hoffa

BBB.5 (out of 5) The sordid life and rise to power of Teamster Union president James R. Hoffa is the subject of this charismatic biopic. Jack Nicholson, under heavy makeup … Continue reading

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July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Collateral Damage

BB.5 (out of 5) If The Sixth Day and End Of Days signaled the end of Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s box office reign, Collateral Damage made it official. The real disappointment is that … Continue reading

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July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Chamber

BBB (out of 5) Routine John Grisham thriller features a weak lead performance by Chris O’Donnell as a green lawyer who goes home to a small southern town to defend his … Continue reading

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June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment