My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Altman (2014)

RON MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 2014.  Sphinx Productions.  Screenplay by Len Blum.  Cinematography by Simon Ennis.  Produced by Ron Mann.  Music by Phil Dwyer, Guido Luciani.  Production Design by Matthew Badiali, Craig Small.  Film Editing … Continue reading

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September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Face Of Love (2013)

ARIE POSIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2013.  Mockingbird Pictures.  Screenplay by Matthew McDuffie, Arie Posin.  Cinematography by Antonio Riestra.  Produced by Bonnie Curtis.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design … Continue reading

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May 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Dreams May Come

B.5 (out of 5) Robin Williams plays a happy family man, married to Annabella Sciorra, who tries to help a car accident victim and ends up getting himself killed in a … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Night Listener

BB (out of 5) A radio DJ (Robin Williams) who narrates his absorbing tales over the airwaves on a late-night program is sucked into the life of an abused boy … Continue reading

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January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

August Rush

B Painfully melodramatic bullshit about a little boy (Freddie Highmore) who is the love child of a rock musician (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and a classical cellist (Keri Russell) and is … Continue reading

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January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Patch Adams

BB (out of 5) This shamelessly maudlin comedy/drama that is “based on a true story”.  Robin Williams gives a performance that basically copies his own formula from such hits as Dead … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Robots

BBB (out of 5) In a world where mechanized robots are living creatures with hearts and souls, young Rodney Copperbottom (Ewan McGregor) dreams of making it as an inventor. Growing … Continue reading

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January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

One Hour Photo

BB.5 (out of 5) The slick photography and crafty direction of this film are definitely reasons to admire it, but the entire story is too routine for words. Robin Williams … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Aristocrats

BB.5 (out of 5) Paul Provenza interviews dozens of comedians about a famous joke, loved among comedians, that provides a sort of jazzy opportunity for performers to really shine. Each … Continue reading

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December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Noel

B (out of 5) Chazz Palminteri directs an abysmally manipulative and forgettable ensemble comedy about lonely people looking for love on Christmas. Susan Sarandon has been left alone by tragic circumstances … Continue reading

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December 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Insomnia (2002)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Canada, 2002.  Alcon Entertainment, Witt/Thomas Productions, Section Eight, Insomnia Productions, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by Hillary Seitz, based on the 1997 screenplay by Nikolaj Frobenius, Erik Skjoldbjaerg.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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November 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Final Cut

B (out of 5) Embarrassing film that could only have attracted its big name stars with impressive pay cheques; there’s no way that the script could have made any sense … Continue reading

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November 26, 2013 · Leave a comment