My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Once Upon a Time In…Hollywood (2019)

QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/China, 2019.  Bona Film Group, Heyday Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Visiona Romantica.  Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced … Continue reading

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August 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Private War (2018)

MATTHEW HEINEMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Acacia Filmed Entertainment, Savvy Media Holdings, Thunder Road Pictures, Denver and Delilah Productions, Kamala Films.  Screenplay by Arash Amel, based on the … Continue reading

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December 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Live By Night (2016)

BEN AFFLECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Appian Way, Pearl Street Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Warner Bros., iMint Media.  Screenplay by Ben Affleck, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.  Cinematography by Robert … Continue reading

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January 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Hateful Eight (2015)

QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Visiona Romantica, Double Feature Films, FilmColony.  Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Richard N. Gladstein, Shannon McIntosh, Stacey Sher.  Music by … Continue reading

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January 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Shutter Island (2010)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2010.  Paramount Pictures, Phoenix Pictures, Sikelia Productions, Appian Way.  Screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Brad … Continue reading

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February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Horse Whisperer

BBBBB (out of 5) Absorbing, superior adaptation of Nicholas Evans’ novel features Kristin Scott Thomas in top form as a frightened mother who is losing her daughter (Scarlett Johansson) to grief … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Eat Pray Love

BB (out of 5) What happens when an ignorant, self-indulgent American who is dissatisfied with her life for no specific reason decides to roam the Earth in search of her … Continue reading

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November 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Four Feathers

BBBB (out of 5) Film versions of this popular story are reaching countless numbers, but at least it still feels fresh after so many years. Heath Ledger plays the conscientious 19th-century … Continue reading

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October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Snow Falling On Cedars

BB (out of 5) The most beautifully photographed film of the year next to American Beauty is unfortunately also the most vapid. Robert Richardson’s cinematography, Jeannine Oppewall’s production design and … Continue reading

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September 16, 2013 · Leave a comment


BB.5 (out of 5) Oliver Stone, who previously directed the marvelous JFK, fails to invest this biography of president Richard Nixon’s troubled political career with the same amount of paranoid … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Natural Born Killers

BB (out of 5) Seemingly endless ride of obsession by the sledgehammer-subtle Oliver Stone will give you a headache by the time it is over. Self-righteously seeing himself as a … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · 1 Comment


BBBB (out of 5) Oliver Stone’s three hour epic of grand political investigation (and paranoia) is a thrilling, fascinating recreation of the John F. Kennedy assassination that will entertain even … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · 1 Comment