My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France/Iran/USA, 2018.  Royal Road Entertainment, Les Films de l’Astrophore, SACI, Americas Film Conservancy.  Screenplay by Oja Kodar, Orson Welles.  Cinematography by Gary Graver.  Produced by Frank Marshall, … Continue reading

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November 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Pretty Baby (1978)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1978.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Polly Platt, Louis Malle, Screenplay by Polly Platt.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Louis Malle.  Production Design by Trevor Williams.  Film Editing by … Continue reading

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May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Bad News Bears (1976)

MICHAEL RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Bill Lancaster.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Stanley R. Jaffe.  Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Costume Design … Continue reading

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December 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Star Is Born (1976)

BB (out of 5) This film is so annoying it will actually make you itch. The fourth version of the popular rags-to-riches story, followed by the surprisingly less terrible Glitter … Continue reading

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December 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Witches Of Eastwick (1987)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Warner Bros., The Guber-Peters Company, Kennedy Miller Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Cristofer, based on the novel by John Updike.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by … Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Evening Star

BBB (out of 5) Although there are some high points in this sequel to 1983’s Oscar winning Terms Of Endearment, the elements of the original that didn’t survive to the sequel … Continue reading

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September 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Map Of The World

BBB.5 (out of 5) Compelling drama based on Jane Hamilton’s esteemed novel, about a city woman turned farm wife (Sigourney Weaver) who is bested by the law of the land. … Continue reading

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July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Decade Under The Influence (2003)

TED DEMME, RICHARD LaGRAVENESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2003.  Constant Communication, Written in Stone.  Cinematography by Tony C. Jannelli, Clyde W. Smith.  Produced by Ted Demme, Jerry Kupfer, Richard LaGravenese, … Continue reading

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July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Terms Of Endearment

BBB.5 (out of 5) Like Kramer Vs. Kramer, this moving drama is a straightforward, honestly emotional account of the ups and downs of family relationships.  Shirley MacLaine shines as a commanding … Continue reading

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June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Paper Moon

BBBB (out of 5) This excellent Depression-era comedy was directed by Peter Bogdanovich, hot on the heels of his equally successful film The Last Picture Show. Ryan O’Neal plays a travelling … Continue reading

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June 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

What’s Up Doc?

BBBB (out of 5) The hysterical gags in this comedy have made sure that it stands up as a classic today. Ryan O’Neal plays a geeky musicologist who comes to San … Continue reading

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June 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Last Picture Show

BBBB (out of 5) Growing pains in a dusty Texas town are the focus of this beautiful comedy-drama. A group of youngsters find their development towards maturity stunted by the … Continue reading

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June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment