My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Waiting To Exhale (1995)

FOREST WHITAKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1995.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Terry McMillan, Ronald Bass, based on the novel by Terry McMillan.  Cinematography by Toyomichi Kurita.  Produced by Deborah Schindler, Ezra Swerdlow.  Music by … Continue reading

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February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Dreams May Come (1998)

VINCENT WARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/New Zealand, 1998.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Interscope Communications, Metafilmics.  Screenplay by Ronald Bass, based on the novel by Richard Matheson. Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Barnet Bain.  Music … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Joy Luck Club (1993)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Hollywood Pictures.  Screenplay by Amy Tan, Ronald Bass, based on the novel by Amy Tan.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Ronald Bass, Patrick Markey, Amy Tan, Wayne … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

BB.5 (out of 5) Stella gets her groove back alright, but the film is still in need by the time you get to the end credits. Angela Bassett is terrific in the … Continue reading

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January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dangerous Minds

BBB (out of 5) Michelle Pfeiffer is fantastic in this hackneyed To Ma’am With Love that gets a real E for effort. It tells the true story of Louanne Johnson, … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sleeping With The Enemy (1991)

JOSEPH RUBEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1991.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Ronald Bass, based on the novel by Nancy Price.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Leonard Goldberg.  Music by Jerry … Continue reading

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December 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Amelia

BBBB (out of 5) Absorbing biopic of famed aviation legend Amelia Earhart (Hilary Swank) that improves greatly on the TV movie The Final Flight starring Diane Keaton. Director Mira Nair … Continue reading

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November 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

When A Man Loves A Woman

BB (out of 5) Alcoholism is given the shallow Ross Hunter treatment in this silly soap opera.  Meg Ryan is happily married to Andy Garcia but can’t seem to shake her addiction … Continue reading

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November 12, 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

Rain Man (1988)

BARRY LEVINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1988.  United Artists, The Guber-Peters Company, Star Partners II Ltd..  Story by Barry Morrow, Screenplay by Ronald Bass, Barry Morrow.  Cinematography by John Seale. Produced … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gardens Of Stone

BB.5 (out of 5) The death of Francis Ford Coppola’s son Giancarlo just months before filming can be felt in this dark and brooding drama.  An aging war colonel (James Caan) … Continue reading

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June 28, 2013 · 4 Comments

Stepmom (1998)

CHRIS COLUMBUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1998.  TriStar Pictures, 1492 Pictures.  Story by Gigi Levangie, Screenplay by Gigi Levangie, Jessie Nelson, Steven Rogers, Karen Leigh Hopkins, Ronald Bass.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced … Continue reading

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June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment