My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Hurricane (1979)

JAN TROELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA/Netherlands, 1979.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Famous Films.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the novel by James Norman Hall, Charles Nordhoff.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced … Continue reading

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January 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1969.  Boardwalk Productions.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the novel by John Nichols.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Alan J. Pakula.  Music by … Continue reading

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January 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sparkle (1976)

BBB (out of 5) There’s an honest and unassuming quality about this tale of family and ambition that overrides its slow, easy pace.  Three sisters growing up in Harlem have … Continue reading

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January 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cool Hand Luke

BBBBB (out of 5) Paul Newman plays the title character, a man so named because of his peaceful countenance among the prisoners on a California chain gang. A former war … Continue reading

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October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Dry White Season

BBB.5 (out of 5) Donald Sutherland plays a schoolteacher in South Africa who is completely oblivious to the turbulence in his own country until it is pushed into his face: his … Continue reading

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October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Consenting Adults (1992)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 1992.  Hollywood Pictures, Touchwood Pacific Partners, Permut Presentations.  Screenplay by Matthew Chapman.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Alan J. Pakula, David Permut.  Music by … Continue reading

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August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wolf

BBB (out of 5) Jack Nicholson is on a dark, winding road when his car leaves him stranded in an abandoned field and he is attacked by ravenous wolves. The … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Regarding Henry

BBB.5 (out of 5) Recreating the charm of Frank Capra classics is attempted in this enjoyable heartwarmer by Mike Nichols. He even casts it perfectly by putting Harrison Ford, the … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Working Girl

BBBBB (out of 5) One of the most polished and satisfying comedies of the eighties is this marvelous Cinderella romance starring a fantastic Melanie Griffith.  She plays a hardworking Wall Street … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Heartburn

BBB.5 (out of 5) A mesmerizing performance by Meryl Streep is the life force of this moderately successful comedy-drama, one of many times that she was to be directed by … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Silkwood

BBBB (out of 5) Meryl Streep proved that elegant period pieces weren’t the only thing she could shine in when she appeared in this devastating, fact-based drama. She plays real-life … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Day Of The Dolphin

BB.5 (out of 5) This film starts out whimsically entertaining but boils down to such a cheesy outcome that it ends up being a bit embarrassing for all involved. George … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment