My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Reality Bites

BBB (out of 5) Gen X-ers graduate from college and are unable to find themselves a place in the new ‘real’ world that daunts them.  Winona Ryder displays a dollop … Continue reading

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January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Liar, Liar

BBBB (out of 5) One of Jim Carrey‘s better comedies is this very funny concept comedy about a young boy who makes a birthday wish that his unreliable lawyer father … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wildcats (1986)

MICHAEL RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1986.  Hawn / Sylbert Movie Company, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Ezra Sacks.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin. Produced by Anthea Sylbert.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design … Continue reading

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December 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Citizen Ruth

BBBB (out of 5) Alexander Payne made a brilliant debut with this wonderful black comedy that deals with a real political hot potato, abortion. When an inhalant-abusing pregnant woman (Laura … Continue reading

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December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Get Over It

BBB (out of 5) Musical numbers are the best thing about this witty little teenage romance. Ben Foster is a high-schooler who has just been dumped by his longtime girlfriend and, … Continue reading

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December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cruel Intentions

B (out of 5) Modern update of Les Liaisons Dangereuses claims to be based on Choderlos De Laclos’ 18th century novel but is actually a scene-for-scene remake of the 1988 … Continue reading

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November 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

The World According To Garp

BB (out of 5) Another good example of how John Irving’s novels tend not to translate successfully to the big screen. Robin Williams is miscast as an aspiring writer who’s trying … Continue reading

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September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Vice-Versa

BB.5 (out of 5) At some point in the late eighties, one screenplay got made into about seven different films. Between Vice Versa, 18 Again, etc. there really doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1988.  Lorimar Film Entertainment, NFH Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, based on his play from the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos … Continue reading

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July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Rules Of Attraction

B (out of 5) Yet another Bret Easton Ellis novel has been made a terrible film (Less Than Zero and American Psycho being the other pristine examples).  James Van Der … Continue reading

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May 26, 2013 · Leave a comment