My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Wonderstruck (2017)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2017.  Amazon Studios, Cinetic Media, FilmNation Entertainment, Killer Films, Picrow.  Screenplay by Brian Selznick,  based on his book.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Pamela Koffler, John Sloss, … Continue reading

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October 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

RoboCop 2 (1990)

IRVIN KERSHNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Orion Pictures, Tobor Productions.  Story by Frank Miller, Screenplay by Frank Miller, Walon Green, based on characters created by Edward Neumeier, Michael … Continue reading

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December 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Anomalisa (2015)

CHARLIE KAUFMAN, DUKE JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Harmonius Claptrap, Snoot Entertainment, Starburns Industries.  Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, based on his play.  Cinematography by Joe Passarelli.  Produced by Duke Johnson, Charlie … Continue reading

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January 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Seraphim Falls

B (out of 5) Liam Neeson and his posse chase Pierce Brosnan relentlessly through the forests and across the desert of post-Civil War USA in this uninteresting drama. Why he’s after him … Continue reading

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February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Astronaut’s Wife

BBBB (out of 5) Exciting, stylish thriller by first time director Rand Ravich that apes the best elements of classic horror films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Rosemary’s Baby. … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Pledge

BB.5 (out of 5) Jack Nicholson plays a retiring police officer whose small town is shocked by the rape and murder of a little girl on the night of his retirement … Continue reading

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December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Happened Was

BBB.5 (out of 5) A legal secretary (a fantastic Karen Sillas) invites a co-worker from her Manhattan office (Tom Noonan, who also directed) back to her apartment for dinner. The … Continue reading

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November 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Heat (1995)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Forward Pass, Art Linson Productions, Monarchy Enterprises B.V..  Screenplay by Michael Mann.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Art Linson, Michael … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Manhunter (1986)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1986.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, Red Dragon Productions S.A..  Screenplay by Michael Mann, based on the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

CHARLIE KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2008.  Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Likely Story, Projective Testing Service, Russia.  Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Sidney … Continue reading

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October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Last Action Hero

BB (out of 5) Movie industry analysts were flabbergasted when this film opened and audiences stayed away in droves. How could an action movie with a fantasy-genre plot and a … Continue reading

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July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Monster Squad (1987)

FRED DEKKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1987.  Home Box Office, Keith Barish Productions, TAFT Entertainment Pictures.  Screenplay by Shane Black, Fred Dekker.  Cinematography by Bradford May.  Produced by Jonathan A. Zimbert.  Music by Bruce … Continue reading

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July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment