My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Ford v Ferrari (2019)

JAMES MANGOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA/France, 2019.  Chernin Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Jason Keller.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Peter … Continue reading

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November 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Net (1995)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1995.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by J. … Continue reading

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February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Take Shelter

BBBB (out of 5) Michael Shannon is electrifying as a steadily employed Ohio construction worker who lives the good life with his wife (Jessica Chastain) and daughter but is plagued by … Continue reading

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November 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Gun In Betty Lou’s Handbag

BB.5 (out of 5) Silly little comedy that begins with a mostly believable premise. Penelope Ann Miller feels so ignored by the people around her, including her distracted husband (Eric Thal), … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Grass Harp

BBB (out of 5) Loving adaptation of Truman Capote’s novella about an orphan boy (Edward Furlong) who is raised by his aunts, two women as different as two sisters could … Continue reading

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November 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bugsy

BBB (out of 5) Thoroughly overrated gangster movie tells the true story of Benjamin Siegel (Warren Beatty) and his dream to build Las Vegas. Beatty, after years of being criticized … Continue reading

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November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Blind Side

BBB (out of 5) Sandra Bullock  shines so bright in this film that its shortcomings are wholly forgiveable. It tells the true story of Michael Oher, at the beginning of … Continue reading

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September 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Missing

BBB (out of 5) At the beginning of Ron Howard’s western, Cate Blanchett plays a “healer” (unlicensed doctor) and rancher whose long-absent father (Tommy Lee Jones) visits her years after having … Continue reading

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September 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Apollo 13 (1995)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment.  Screenplay by William Broyles Jr., Al Reinert, based on the book Lost Moon by Jim Lovell, Jeffrey Kluger.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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September 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Goodbye, Lover

B.5 (out of 5) Lame comedy thriller that uses twists and turns in place of interesting characters and wise dialogue. Patricia Arquette plays a woman married to Dermot Mulroney but having an … Continue reading

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August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Perfect World (1993)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Warner Bros., Malpaso Productions.  Screenplay by John Lee Hancock.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Mark Johnson, David Valdes.  Music by Lennie … Continue reading

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June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

BBBB (out of 5) Set in the rural American south of the thirties, but still retaining the main events from Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey upon which it is based, … Continue reading

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June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment