My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

ELAINE MAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1972.  Palomar Pictures.  Story by Bruce Jay Friedman, Screenplay by Neil Simon.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Edgar J. Scherick.  Music by Garry Sherman.  Production Design by Richard … Continue reading

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August 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Addams Family

BBB.5 (out of 5) Of the many retro television shows that have made it to the big screen, this comedy and its superior sequel are among the very best (only … Continue reading

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November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Play It Again, Sam (1972)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1972.  Paramount Pictures, Rollins-Joffe Productions, APJAC Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen, based on his play.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs.  Music by Billy Goldenberg.  Production … Continue reading

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August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Visions Of Light

BBBB (out of 5) Movies about movies are always entertaining, and this beautiful film about the art of cinematography is no exception. The filmmakers have interviewed a group of cinematographers … Continue reading

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August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Havana

BB.5 (out of 5) Modern reworking of Casablanca suffers from a complete lack of energy from both its director or its star. Robert Redford is a dud as an American in … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Absence Of Malice

BBBBB (out of 5) Excellent drama about the world of journalism. Sally Field gives her best performance after Norma Rae as a green reporter who goes after the son of … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Electric Horseman

BBB (out of 5) Enjoyable drama that succeeds mostly because of the terrific chemistry between its two attractive leads. Robert Redford stars as a former rodeo champion who is now as … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Three Days Of The Condor

BB.5 (out of 5) Robert Redford plays a CIA operative whose entire team is wiped out while he’s out for coffee, forcing him into hiding while also trying to figure out … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tootsie

BBBBB (out of 5) One of the funniest comedies you’ll ever see, this one also features one of Dustin Hoffman‘s best performances. He’s a riot as a struggling actor who … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Exorcist (1973)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1973.  Warner Bros., Hoya Productions.  Screenplay by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by William Peter Blatty.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The French Connection

BBBBB (out of 5) Superb example of a top-notch police thriller, one of the most exciting movies of the seventies.  Gene Hackman is brilliant as ‘Popeye’ Doyle, a hard-edged New York … Continue reading

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July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Stepford Wives (1975)

BRYAN FORBES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1975.  Palomar Pictures, Fadsin Cinema Associates.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the novel by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Edgar J. Scherick.  Music … Continue reading

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July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment