My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Bloody Brood (1959)

JULIAN ROFFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Canada/USA, 1959.  Julian Roffman Productions.  Screenplay by Anne Howard Bailey, Ben Kerner, Elwood Ullman, Des Hardman.  Cinematography by Eugen Schufftan.  Produced by Julian Roffman.  Music by Harry … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Cheap Detective

BBB.5 (out of 5) Neil Simon wrote two hilarious spoofs of traditional murder mysteries, and both are equally funny and worth watching. The first, Murder By Death, was a clever … Continue reading

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December 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Murder By Death

BBBB (out of 5) This film and The Cheap Detective make for a terrific pair of mystery spoofs, both filled with hilarious situations and spot-on imitations of the genres they … Continue reading

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December 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

Mikey and Nicky (1976)

ELAINE MAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Elaine May.  Cinematography by Bernie Abramson, Lucien Ballard, Jack Cooperman, Jerry File, Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Michael Hausman.  Music by … Continue reading

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November 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Great Race

BB (out of 5) Blake Edwards hits the big time with this bloated epic comedy, in which he combines his madcap style with an international setting, top-flight cast and all … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Vibes

BB.5 (out of 5) Cyndi Lauper and Jeff Goldblum play dueling psychics who are hired by Peter Falk to help him find his son. He says that his boy was lost somewhere … Continue reading

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November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Roommates (1995)

PETER YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1995.  Hollywood Pictures, Interscope Communications, Nomura Babcock & Brown, Polygram Filmed Entertainment.  Story by Max Apple, Screenplay by Max Apple, Stephen Metcalfe, based … Continue reading

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August 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Princess Bride

BBBB (out of 5) This magical film is a rare charmer, one that actually lives inside of a storybook.   A young boy (Fred Savage) is home from school with … Continue reading

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July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Opening Night (1977)

JOHN CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Faces Distribution.  Screenplay by John Cassavetes.  Cinematography by Al Ruban.  Produced by Al Ruban.  Music by Bo Harwood.  Production Design by Bryan Ryman.  Costume Design by Aleka Corwin.  Film … Continue reading

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June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Woman Under The Influence (1974)

JOHN CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1974.  Faces.  Screenplay by John Cassavetes.  Cinematography by Mitch Breit, Al Ruban.  Academy Awards 1974.  Golden Globe Awards 1974.   The magnificent performance by Gena Rowlands in … Continue reading

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June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Faraway, So Close (In Weiter Ferne, so Nah!) (1993)

WIM WENDERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany, 1993.  Road Movies Filmproduktion, Tobis.  Screenplay by Wim Wenders, Ulrich Zieger, Richard Reitinger.  Cinematography by Jurgen Jurges.  Produced by Ulrich Felsberg, Wim Wenders.  Music by Laurent … Continue reading

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June 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wings Of Desire (Der Himmel Uber Berlin) (1987)

WIM WENDERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  West Germany/France, 1987.  Road Movies Filmproduktion, Argos Films, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Wim Wenders Stiftung.  Screenplay by Wim Wenders, co-writer Peter Handke, screenplay contributor Richard Reitinger.  Cinematography by Henri … Continue reading

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June 15, 2013 · Leave a comment