My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Irishman (2019)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 2019.  Fábrica de Cine, STX Entertainment, Sikelia Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Charles Brandt.  … Continue reading

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November 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

American Hustle (2013)

DAVID O. RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2013.  Columbia Pictures, Annapurna Pictures, Atlas Entertainment.  Screenplay by Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, Charles … Continue reading

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January 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Pope Of Greenwich Village

BBB.5 (out of 5) Great character study whose shoddy plotting and weak direction is overcome by two sterling performances. Mickey Rourke and Eric Roberts are terrific as New York City … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Analyze That

BB.5 (out of 5) Mob boss Robert De Niro has faked his way out of prison by tricking his former analyst (Billy Crystal) into declaring him insane. Now he’s been released … Continue reading

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December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Daytrippers

BBBB (out of 5) Droll New York comedy about happy housewife Hope Davis, who sees husband Stanley Tucci off to work one morning and accidentally finds a love letter that he … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Big

BBB.5 (out of 5) A thirteen year-old kid is tired of being bossed around by his parents, told he’s too short to go on rides and constantly given chores to … Continue reading

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November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Heat (1995)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Forward Pass, Art Linson Productions, Monarchy Enterprises B.V..  Screenplay by Michael Mann.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Art Linson, Michael … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Sleepers

BBBB (out of 5) Four young boys go to juvenile detention for a street prank that gets way out of hand, then suffer through years of sexual abuse from their … Continue reading

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November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Falling In Love

BB (out of 5) You never would have believed that a film combining the talents of Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro would be so boring, but here it is. They play … Continue reading

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September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Crazy Heart

BBBB (out of 5) Tender Mercies, Hedwig And The Angry Inch and The Wrestler have been combined in this indie vehicle for Jeff Bridges, and though that description sounds like … Continue reading

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June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Cotton Club

BBBB (out of 5) Only a filmmaker of Francis Ford Coppola’s skill could make such a mess of a film into something so enjoyable. The weakly plotted screenplay intends to … Continue reading

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June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

At Close Range

BBB (out of 5) Powerful drama that tells a dark tale while also addressing the lack of opportunities for America’s poor to escape their surroundings. Sean Penn grows up in … Continue reading

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June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment