My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Other Woman (2014)

NICK CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  Twentieth Century Fox, LBI Productions.  Screenplay by Melissa Stack.  Cinematography by Robert Fraisse.  Produced by Julie Yorn.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Dan Davis.  Costume Design by … Continue reading

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May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Face/Off (1997)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Permut Presentations, Touchstone Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Douglas/Reuther Productions, WCG Entertainment Productions.  Screenplay by Mike Werb, Michael Colleary.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Terence Chang, Christopher Godsick, … Continue reading

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February 26, 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

The Astronaut’s Wife

BBBB (out of 5) Exciting, stylish thriller by first time director Rand Ravich that apes the best elements of classic horror films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Rosemary’s Baby. … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Hangover Part II

BB (out of 5) They’re at it again, and this time they insist that they really have screwed up. The boys of the surprise hit comedy put together another bachelor … Continue reading

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December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Blow

BB.5 (out of 5) For anyone who can’t afford to rent all of GoodFellas, Boogie Nights, Casino and Traffic, this film liberally steals from all of them and combines them … Continue reading

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July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Life (1999)

BB.5 (out of 5) Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence play two bootleggers who stumble across a dead body in a barn one fine evening and end up being convicted of the victim’s … Continue reading

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July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Alpha Dog

BBB.5 (out of 5) Issues of peer pressure and the desire to fit in are applied to young people involved in organized crime in this absorbing , fact-based drama. Los … Continue reading

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June 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Notebook (2004)

NICK CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2004.  New Line Cinema, Gran Via.  Screenplay by Jeremy Leven, adaptation by Jan Sardi, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.  Cinematography by Robert Fraisse.  Produced … Continue reading

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June 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Unhook The Stars

BBB (out of 5) Gena Rowlands is excellent as a lonely, aging widow who is having trouble keeping her misfit daughter (Moira Kelly) out of trouble. Marisa Tomei is equally … Continue reading

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June 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mask

BBBBB (out of 5) Cher is phenomenal as the mother of a boy with a notable facial deformity (played by Eric Stoltz under excellent makeup) whose tough exterior often hides a … Continue reading

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June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment