My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Other Woman (2014)

NICK CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  Twentieth Century Fox, LBI Productions.  Screenplay by Melissa Stack.  Cinematography by Robert Fraisse.  Produced by Julie Yorn.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Dan Davis.  Costume Design by … Continue reading

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May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tempo

BB (out of 5) Throwaway straight-to-video thriller/heist movie stars a tired-looking Melanie Griffith as a reformed bad girl living a newly straight life in Paris. She also has a handsome young … Continue reading

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January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hotel Rwanda

BBBB (out of 5) In 1994 Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle) goes about his business managing the four-star Hotel Milles Collines and tries to ignore the growing unrest between the … Continue reading

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August 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Vatel

BB.5 (out of 5) Roland Joffe produces a visually stunning but shallow period piece involving an eighteenth century French prince (Julian Glover) who puts on a lavish spectacle when the … Continue reading

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August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ronin (1998)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  FGM Entertainment, United Artists.  Story by J.D. Zeik, Screenplay by J.D. Zeik, David Mamet.  Cinematography by Robert Fraisse.  Produced by Frank Mancuso Jr..  Music by Elia … Continue reading

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July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Alpha Dog

BBB.5 (out of 5) Issues of peer pressure and the desire to fit in are applied to young people involved in organized crime in this absorbing , fact-based drama. Los … Continue reading

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June 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Notebook (2004)

NICK CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2004.  New Line Cinema, Gran Via.  Screenplay by Jeremy Leven, adaptation by Jan Sardi, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.  Cinematography by Robert Fraisse.  Produced … Continue reading

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June 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Lover (L’Amant)

BB (out of 5) Forty years after Hiroshima, Mon Amour, another Marguerite Duras classic is brought to the big screen, this time with much controversy (lead star Jane March was … Continue reading

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May 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Seven Years In Tibet

BB (out of 5) You’ll feel like you’ve been seven years in Tibet by the time you’re halfway through this execrable film.  Brad Pitt plays the real-life Heinrich Harrer, a model … Continue reading

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May 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Enemy At The Gates

BB.5 (out of 5) Jude Law plays a Russian soldier from the sticks whose skills as a marksman help the Red Army single-handedly protect Stalingrad from German invasion. Joseph Fiennes is … Continue reading

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May 19, 2013 · Leave a comment