My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Judy (2019)

RUPERT GOOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 2019.  BBC Films, Calamity Films, Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Tom Edge, based on the play End of … Continue reading

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October 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)

SHARON MAGUIRE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom/France/USA, 2016.  Miramax, Perfect World Pictures, StudioCanal, Universal Pictures, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer, Emma Thompson, based on characters created by … Continue reading

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October 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Reality Bites

BBB (out of 5) Gen X-ers graduate from college and are unable to find themselves a place in the new ‘real’ world that daunts them.  Winona Ryder displays a dollop … Continue reading

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January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Bachelor

BB.5 (out of 5) Routine romantic comedy that moves at a sluggish pace and is further hampered by the obvious embarrassment of its stars. Chris O’Donnell (in a mundane performance that … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Down With Love

BBBB (out of 5) Renee Zellweger is delightful as a New York City writer whose new tome seeks to emancipate women from subservient roles and set them up as equals with … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Miss Potter

BBB (out of 5) No, this is not a movie about J.K. Rowling’s little hero turning sassy. While not as scintillating as the events that led Isak Dinesen or Janet … Continue reading

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November 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Empire Records

BB.5 (out of 5) Silly shenanigans take place at a local record store on the day of a huge rock star’s planned visit. The employees of the joint have their … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Bridget Jones’s Diary

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Brilliant adaptation of Helen Fielding’s acerbic novel about the day-to-day life of the titular boozing, smoking and somewhat graceless little lass, played with career-topping zeal by … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dazed And Confused

BBBB (out of 5) Richard Linklater followed his breakout success Slacker with another look at a variety of characters, this time a group of teenagers on the last day of … Continue reading

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November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Monsters vs Aliens (2009)

ROB LETTERMAN, CONRAD VERNON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2009.  DreamWorks Animation.  Story by Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon, Screenplay by Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky, Rob Letterman, Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger.  Produced … Continue reading

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November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nurse Betty

BBBB (out of 5) Renee Zellweger is brilliant as a young waitress married to a bum of a car dealer who witnesses hit men murdering her husband in her kitchen, and … Continue reading

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October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

White Oleander

BBB (out of 5) Janet Fitch’s best-selling novel reaches the big screen with unexceptional results, making for the second time that Michelle Pfeiffer has adapted an Oprah book selection for … Continue reading

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October 29, 2013 · Leave a comment