My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

GLENN FICARRA, JOHN REQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Carlock, based on the book The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days In Afghanistan … Continue reading

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August 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Central Intelligence (2016)

RAWSON MARSHALL THURBER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  New Line Cinema, Bluegrass Films, Perfect World Pictures,  Principato-Young Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Story by Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen, Screenplay by Ike Barinholtz, … Continue reading

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July 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)

JOSS WHEDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music … Continue reading

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May 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Young Victoria (2009)

JEAN-MARC VALLEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2009.  GK Films.  Screenplay by Julian Fellowes.  Cinematography by Hagen Bogdanski.  Produced by Sarah Ferguson, Tim Headington, Graham King, Martin Scorsese.  Music by Ilan Eshkeri.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Shining Through

BBB.5 (out of 5) This war drama provides a thrilling look back to the more innocent spy movies of the forties, and it’s possible that this pie-eyed attitude about it … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

U-571

BB.5 (out of 5) Well-intentioned but boring retread of Das Boot that features hunky Matthew McConaughey and a cast of good ole boys (who mysteriously all look the same, I could … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Downfall (Der Untergang) (2004)

OLIVER HIRSCHBIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/Italy/Austria, 2004.  Constantin Film, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Degeto Film, Osterreichischer Rundfunk, EOS Entertainment, Rai Cinema.  Screenplay by Bernd Eichinger, based on the … Continue reading

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October 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Head In The Clouds

BBB (out of 5) Those looking for a good old-fashioned romance (spiced up with a little modern day carnality) will get a kick out of this bubbleheaded epic starring Charlize … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Blade II (2002)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2002.  New Line Cinema, Amen Ra Films, Marvel Enterprises, Imaginary Forces, Justin Pictures, Linovo Productions GmbH & Co. KG, Milk & Honey Pictures, Pacific … Continue reading

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July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Queen Margot (La Reine Margot)

BBBB (out of 5) Sumptuous costumes and excellent action sequences highlight this French melodrama, though the excessive length might not work for all audiences. Isabelle Adjani is strong in the lead … Continue reading

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June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

King Kong (2005)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Exciting, touching and exhausting adventure by Peter Jackson, following up his Lord Of The Rings trilogy with another critical and commercial success. A desperate filmmaker (Jack … Continue reading

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June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Pianist (2002)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France/Poland/Germany/United Kingdom, 2002.  R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam, Canal+, StudioCanal, Bac Films, Canal+ Polska, Telewizja Polska, Agencja Produkcji Filmowej, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds … Continue reading

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June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment