My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Comedian (2016)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  Cinelou Films, Linson Entertainment, Anvil Films, Mad Riot Entertainment.  Story by Art Linson, Screenplay by Art Linson, Jeffrey Ross, Richard LaGravenese, Lewis Friedman.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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February 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Earth Girls Are Easy

BB.5 (out of 5) The candy-coloured future of Julien Temple’s film is a strange cross between 1950s drive-in heaven and funky eighties pop vibrancy.  Geena Davis plays a manicurist who is … Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

She-Devil

BB.5 (out of 5) This silly comedy is adapted from the novel by Fay Weldon and remade from the 1986 British miniseries. Roseanne Barr is terrific as a mistreated housewife whose … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

State And Main

BB (out of 5) Ridiculously smug comedy from David Mamet, who apparently thinks that he is the only clean soul in all of Hollywood. An independent film company comes to … Continue reading

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November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pay It Forward

BB (out of 5) Horrendously cheesy film, its excellent performance by Helen Hunt swamped by directionless direction by Mimi Leder and a hackneyed screenplay. The plot follows the plight of a … Continue reading

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November 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Absolute Beginners

BBBB (out of 5) Bouncy musical that is a terrific showcase for musical talents of the eighties. The loose story takes place in the swinging London of the fifties, and … Continue reading

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October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Object Of My Affection (1998)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Wendy Wasserstein, based on the novel by Stephen McCauley.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by George … Continue reading

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October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment