My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Mary Poppins

BBBBB (out of 5) After so many years, this film hasn’t aged a day: whether you’re a young tot or a full-grown adult it still retains its fresh charm and … Continue reading

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January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Glass Menagerie

BBB (out of 5) After years of playing the leads in a number of Tennessee Williams adaptations for the screen, who better to direct a film version of one of … Continue reading

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October 1, 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

Petulia

BBBB (out of 5) Famous surgeon George C. Scott meets loopy Julie Christie at a benefit and is immediately smitten with her. Unfortunately, she is already married to a callous, wealthy socialite … Continue reading

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August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

BBBB (out of 5) Stephen Sondheim’s fun musical play reaches the big screen with energy and comedy galore. It takes place in ancient Rome, where a monumentally lazy slave (Zero … Continue reading

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August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Deathtrap

BBB.5 (out of 5) Stagebound adaptation of Ira Levin’s play fails to open the plot up for film but is still an enjoyably claustrophobic experience. Christopher Reeve plays a young playwright … Continue reading

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July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Wiz

BBB (out of 5) Come on and ease on down the road to where the Wiz lives! This exuberant musical, based on the successful Broadway play, is an African American … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Equus

BBB.5 (out of 5) A socially dysfunctional stable boy (Peter Firth) blinds six horses in a fit of rage and is sent to a psychiatric institute after his arrest. There, … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Murder On The Orient Express (1974)

BBBB (out of 5) The seventies saw a few Agatha Christie murder mysteries made into films, and this is the most celebrated of them all. While riding a train through … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Regarding Henry

BBB.5 (out of 5) Recreating the charm of Frank Capra classics is attempted in this enjoyable heartwarmer by Mike Nichols. He even casts it perfectly by putting Harrison Ford, the … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Heartburn

BBB.5 (out of 5) A mesmerizing performance by Meryl Streep is the life force of this moderately successful comedy-drama, one of many times that she was to be directed by … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment