My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Capricorn One (1977)

PETER HYAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1977.  Associated General Films, ITC Films.  Screenplay by Peter Hyams.  Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Paul N. Lazarus III.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Albert … Continue reading

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October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Miss Sloane (2016)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/USA, 2016.  Transfilm, Archery Pictures, Canal+ Distribution, Cine+, FilmNation Entertainment, France 2 Cinema, France Télévisions Distribution.  Screenplay by Jonathan Perera.  Cinematography by Sebastian Blenkov.  Produced by Ben Browning, Kris Thykier, … Continue reading

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May 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Serial Mom (1994)

JOHN WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Savoy Pictures, Polar Entertainment Corporation, Saul Zaentz Film Center.  Screenplay by John Waters.  Cinematography by Robert M. Stevens.  Produced by John Fielder, Mark Tarlov.  Music by Basil … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Proprietor

BB (out of 5) There are about six or seven different stories interwoven together in this Merchant Ivory disaster, and separately they might have made for six or seven good … Continue reading

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November 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Killing Fields

BBBBB (out of 5) Right up there with Missing among the handful of brilliant political thrillers made in the early 80s, starring Sam Waterston as Sydney Schanberg, whose writings for the New … Continue reading

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August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Savages

BBBB (out of 5) Odd but endearing film, an early production from the impressive team of Merchant Ivory. Beginning like a silent film, using black and white stock and intertitles … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Le Divorce (2003)

BB.5 (out of 5) In this latest offering from the team of Merchant Ivory, a young American woman (Kate Hudson) arrives in Paris to be with her newly pregnant sister … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Great Gatsby (1974)

BB (out of 5) This production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved American novel was so overly hyped up before its theatrical release it’s no wonder it was such a disappointment … Continue reading

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June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Heaven’s Gate

B.5 (out of 5) Bleeding heart sentimentality has led many critics to hail this as a misunderstood masterpiece in recent years, but the truth is (and yes, I know better … Continue reading

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June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hopscotch

BBB.5 (out of 5) Hilarious comedy shows Walter Matthau in top form. He plays a CIA agent who is demoted by his bullheaded boss (Ned Beatty) from field agent to … Continue reading

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June 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Interiors

BBBB.5 (out of 5) This Ingmar Bergman-inspired drama is a complete reversal of style for Woody Allen, effectively capturing the downward spiral of an upper class New York family that … Continue reading

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May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1986.  Orion Pictures, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume … Continue reading

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May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment