My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Truth (2015)

JAMES VANDERBILT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Australia/USA, 2015.  Sony Pictures Classics, Echo Lake Entertainment, RatPac Entertainment, FilmNation Entertainment, Blue Lake Media Fund, Deluxe Australia, Mythology Entertainment , Dirty Films.  Screenplay … Continue reading

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November 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Art School Confidential (2006)

TERRY ZWIGOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2006.  United Artists, Sony Pictures Classics, Mr. Mudd.  Screenplay by Daniel Clowes, based on his comic story.  Cinematography by Jamie Anderson.  Produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, … Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment


BB (out of 5) Dull, uneventful murder mystery directed by Alan Rudolph.  Emily Watson is so cute it hurts as the titular heroine, a tongue-twisted innocent who wants to graduate from … Continue reading

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January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dancing At Lughnasa

BBB (out of 5) Brian Friel’s stageplay about a family of five Irish sisters living in Donegal comes to the screen with a lot of love but not much purpose. … Continue reading

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December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Fog Of War: Eleven Lessons From The Life Of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

ERROL MORRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2003.  Sony Pictures Classics, RadicalMedia, SenArt Films, The Globe Department Store.  Cinematography by Peter Donahue, Robert Chappell.  Produced by Julie Ahlberg, Errol Morris, Michael Williams.  Music … Continue reading

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November 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Capote (2005)

BENNETT MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada/USA, 2005.  United Artists, Sony Pictures Classics, A-Line Pictures, Cooper’s Town Productions, Infinity Media, Eagle Vision.  Screenplay by Dan Futterman, based on the book by … Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Please Give

BBBB (out of 5) Nicole Holocener returns with yet another compelling examination of complicated women. Rebecca Hall is excellent as a health care worker who takes care of her mean, cantankerous … Continue reading

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October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Waiting For Guffman

BBBB (out of 5) Hilarious mockumentary directed by Christopher Guest (This Is Spinal Tap), about a small-town community theatre group anxiously awaiting a famous theatrical impresario who has promised to help … Continue reading

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September 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Statement (2003)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Canada/France/USA, 2003.  Serendipity Point Films, Odessa Films, Company Pictures, Astral Media, Telefilm Canada, Corus Entertainment, Movision, Sony Pictures Classics, BBC Films.  Screenplay by Ronald Harwood, based … Continue reading

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July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Celluloid Closet

BBBBB (out of 5) Great documentary from Academy Award-winning directors Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein (Common Threads: Stories From The Quilt) about the history of homosexuality in Hollywood cinema. Featuring … Continue reading

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July 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Inside Job

BBBBB (out of 5) The economic crash of 2008 was attributed to the housing bubble bursting in America, but this film wants to probe deeper into the situation and find … Continue reading

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June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Laurel Canyon

BBBB (out of 5) Lisa Cholodenko’s follow-up to her critically acclaimed High Art is another probing examination of relationships in modern day Los Angeles.  Christian Bale is a straight-laced med student … Continue reading

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June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment