My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Sweet Home Alabama

BB (out of 5) Even those who love a predictable romantic comedy will find this one hopelessly hokey.  Reese Witherspoon is buoyantly charming as a Manhattan fashion designer whose JFK-Jr.-esque boyfriend … Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (2006)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Relativity Media, Apatow Productions, Mosaic Media Group, GH One.  Screenplay by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by … Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Boxing Helena

B (out of 5) The controversy surrounding this film is a hell of a lot more interesting than the product itself. Kim Basinger decided six months after being committed to … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

Runaway Jury

BBB (out of 5) Some enjoyment can definitely be had from this slick adaptation of John Grisham’s novel, another in a long line of film versions of the author’s best-selling … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Elizabethtown

B (out of 5) Cameron Crowe’s successor to the wonderful films Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous is this unmitigated mess that tries to capture the best of both films (basically … Continue reading

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July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil (1997)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1997.  Warner Bros., Malpaso Productions, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by John Lee Hancock, based on the book by John Berendt.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Clint … Continue reading

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June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2008.  Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, The Kennedy/Marshall Company.  Story by Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, Screenplay by Eric Roth, based on the short story by F. … Continue reading

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June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Clearing

BB (out of 5) The characters in this hideous dud are all so wooden that your lack of empathy for their suffering will eventually turn to complete delight in their … Continue reading

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June 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Last Dance (1996)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  Touchstone Pictures.  Story by Steven Haft, Ron Koslow, Screenplay by Ron Koslow.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Steven Haft.  Music by Mark Isham. Production Design … Continue reading

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June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fried Green Tomatoes

BBBB.5 (out of 5) This marvelous journey had its inception in Fannie Flagg’s deliciously Southern novel Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe. From there it made the transition … Continue reading

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May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment