My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Joseph Andrews (1977)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1977.  Woodfall Film Productions.  Screen story by Tony Richardson, Screenplay by Allan Scott, Chris Bryant, based on the novel by Henry Fielding.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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October 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Flightplan

BBB (out of 5) Jodie Foster stars as an airplane engine designer living in Berlin whose bereavement over the loss of her husband (to suicide) convinces her to take her little … Continue reading

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January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz

BBBB (out of 5) Richard Dreyfuss appears in an early starring role of this quirky film version of Mordecai Richler’s popular novel. He plays the son of working-class Jewish parents in … Continue reading

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November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Final Analysis

BB (out of 5) Tepid thriller that goes far past the climax point, with director Phil Joanou failing to indulge in the opportunity to campily recreate the conventions of Hitchcockian … Continue reading

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October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fahrenheit 451

BBBB (out of 5) In a frightfully cold, futuristic society, books are burned by the government because they only give people ideas and make them long for things they cannot … Continue reading

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August 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Trial By Jury

BB.5 (out of 5) A year after this film was released, Demi Moore starred in its carbon copy The Juror, and neither of them are particularly memorable. Joanne Whalley plays a … Continue reading

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August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Scarlet Letter

BB.5 (out of 5) Demi Moore‘s Harlequin version of the famous Nathaniel Hawthorne novel (which, in all fairness, the film never claims to be directly based on) is well acted … Continue reading

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August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Witness (1985)

PETER WEIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1985.  Paramount Pictures, Edward S. Feldman Production.  Story by William Kelley, Pamela Wallace, Earl W. Wallace, Screenplay by William Kelley, Earl W. Wallace.  Cinematography by John … Continue reading

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August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Body Of Evidence

BB (out of 5) Basic Instinct was soon followed by a whole slew of worthless imitators, and this terrible film is no exception. When an aged millionaire is found dead … Continue reading

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July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Thelma and Louise (1991)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA/France, 1991. Pathé Entertainment, Percy Main, Star Partners III Ltd., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Callie Khouri.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin, Ridley Scott.  Music by Hans … Continue reading

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June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Hudsucker Proxy

BBB (out of 5) Stylish and witty film by the Coen brothers that pays tribute to the Frank Capra/Preston Sturges comedies of yesteryear. When Hudsucker Industries loses its president (Charles … Continue reading

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June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Vertical Limit

BBB (out of 5) Great fun from Goldeneye director Martin Campbell that offers North American audiences another glimpse of Campbell’s Bond girl Izabella Scorupco. Chris O’Donnell is a mountain climbing expert … Continue reading

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June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment