My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA/Germany, 1997.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Kopelson Entertainment, Taurus Film, Monarchy Enterprises B.V..  Screenplay by Jonathan Lemkin, Tony Gilroy, based on the novel by Andrew … Continue reading

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January 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Comedian (2016)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  Cinelou Films, Linson Entertainment, Anvil Films, Mad Riot Entertainment.  Story by Art Linson, Screenplay by Art Linson, Jeffrey Ross, Richard LaGravenese, Lewis Friedman.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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February 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

La Bamba

BBB.5 (out of 5) Touching, energetic film biography of pop singer Richie Vallens, who was among the first Latino sensations to hit the airwaves in the sixties. Born to a … Continue reading

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February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Parker

0 (out of 5) Jason Statham pulls off a smooth heist with three cohorts, robbing the Ohio State Fair of millions of dollars. During the getaway his partners pull a fast … Continue reading

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September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ray

BBBB (out of 5) On the cusp of a terrific career in music, pianist Ray Charles Robinson, later to be known only by his first and middle name, defines a … Continue reading

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September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Proof Of Life

BB (out of 5) Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe star in this political thriller about a woman whose life is turned upside down when her engineer husband (David Morse) is kidnapped by … Continue reading

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September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dolores Claiborne

BBBB.5 (out of 5) One of Stephen King’s most fascinating stories is this drama about the turbulent relationship between aging Maine widow Dolores Claiborne (Kathy Bates) and her estranged journalist … Continue reading

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September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Everybody’s All-American

BBB.5 (out of 5) This enjoyable drama centres around the loss of youth’s golden dreams in the wake of grown-up reality. Dennis Quaid plays a star college football player who sees … Continue reading

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September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll

BBBB (out of 5) Terrific concert film that gives viewers a personal glimpse of the man behind so much great music, Chuck Berry.  At first featuring interviews with his friends … Continue reading

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September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

White Nights

BBB (out of 5) Soviet defector and ballet superstar Mikhail Baryshnikov is flying over Siberia with his manager (the glorious Geraldine Page) when their airplane has to make a crash landing … Continue reading

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September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

An Officer And A Gentleman

BBB (out of 5) After having been raised in the Philippines by his insensitive father (and I love that they show delicately lit flashbacks to it as if they were … Continue reading

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September 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

When We Were Kings (1996)

LEON GAST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Das Films, David Sonenberg Production, Polygram Filmed Entertainment.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti, Paul Goldsmith, Kevin Keating, Albert Maysles, Roderick Young.  Produced by … Continue reading

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August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment