My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Other People (2016)

CHRIS KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Park Pictures, Gettin’ Rad Productions.  Screenplay by Chris Kelly.  Cinematography by Brian Burgoyne.  Produced by Sam Bisbee, Adam Scott, Naomi Scott.  Music by Julian Wass.  Production Design by Tracy … Continue reading

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February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Nobody Knows Anything

0 (out of 5) Alanna Ubach graduates film school and longs desperately to make a movie based on her observations of her errant cousin. Thankfully she has an uncle in the … Continue reading

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January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Clockwatchers

BBB (out of 5) Parker Posey, Lisa Kudrow, Alanna Ubach and Toni Collette all give strong performances as four temps working mundane office jobs.  Each of them has goals they’re waiting to … Continue reading

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January 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hairspray (2007)

BBBB (out of 5) A teenager in the 1960s decides to fight racial segregation and is met with serious threats to her future; sounds like an update of Mississippi Burning … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Insomnia (2002)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Canada, 2002.  Alcon Entertainment, Witt/Thomas Productions, Section Eight, Insomnia Productions, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by Hillary Seitz, based on the 1997 screenplay by Nikolaj Frobenius, Erik Skjoldbjaerg.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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November 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Runaway Bride

B.5 (out of 5) Idiotic romantic comedy from Garry Marshall that makes his Pretty Woman seem like a graduate thesis. Julia Roberts and Richard Gere (reunited from the aforementioned romantic comedy after nine years) … Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Up The Sandbox

BBBB (out of 5) Barbra Streisand is great as a New York housewife who is constantly indulging in odd daydreams, some pleasant and some paranoid, about all aspects of her … Continue reading

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October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Happy, Texas

BBB.5 (out of 5) Two escaped convicts (Jeremy Northam, Steve Zahn) steal a gay couple’s RV and get stuck in the small town where the couple were expected to perform … Continue reading

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October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sixteen Candles

BBBB (out of 5) While The Breakfast Club is the most intelligent and probing of John Hughes’s teen-themed movies, Sixteen Candles is the funniest. Molly Ringwald plays a, what else, blissfully … Continue reading

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October 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Dangerous Woman

BB (out of 5) A great deal of publicity preceded this film, mainly pushing Debra Winger for awards consideration; ultimately the film made little impact and she got all her nominations for Shadowlands that year … Continue reading

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September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

For Your Consideration

BBB (out of 5) The loopy reality of Oscar buzz is explored in this light-hearted poke at the film industry. Director Christopher Guest has abandoned the mockumentary style that made films … Continue reading

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September 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Mighty Wind

BB (out of 5) Christopher Guest and his troupe, that naughty collective of terrific comedians who gave us Waiting For Guffman and Best In Show, have come back to rip apart … Continue reading

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September 4, 2013 · Leave a comment