My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Candidate (1972)

MICHAEL RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1972.  Redford-Ritchie Productions, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Jeremy Larner.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Walter Coblenz.  Music by John Rubinstein.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume … Continue reading

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May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Civil Action (1998)

STEVEN ZAILLIAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Touchstone Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Jonathan Harr.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Milagro Beanfield War

BBB (out of 5) A tiny town in New Mexico which has been perfectly quiet for centuries is suddenly the centre of action when a land developer threatens to turn … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lions For Lambs

BB.5 (out of 5) Three stories play out simultaneously in this highly charged political drama. A university professor (Robert Redford) in California councils a student (Andrew Garfield) about his failing … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Horse Whisperer

BBBBB (out of 5) Absorbing, superior adaptation of Nicholas Evans’ novel features Kristin Scott Thomas in top form as a frightened mother who is losing her daughter (Scarlett Johansson) to grief … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quiz Show

BBBBB (out of 5) Robert Redford directs this awe-inspiring examination of the more “innocent” days of television.  When it is revealed that a popular quiz show has been rigging its … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

A River Runs Through It

BBBB (out of 5) Poetic and touching, this is a good film for those who love movies about fly fishing. All five of you. For the rest, it’s a fantastic … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

All The President’s Men (1976)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1976.  Warner Bros., Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the book by Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by … Continue reading

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August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Electric Horseman

BBB (out of 5) Enjoyable drama that succeeds mostly because of the terrific chemistry between its two attractive leads. Robert Redford stars as a former rodeo champion who is now as … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Three Days Of The Condor

BB.5 (out of 5) Robert Redford plays a CIA operative whose entire team is wiped out while he’s out for coffee, forcing him into hiding while also trying to figure out … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

The American President

BBBBB (out of 5) Rob Reiner scores high points with this delightful romantic comedy fuelled by a brilliant script by Aaron Sorkin (later the writer and creator of television’s The … Continue reading

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July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

King Of The Hill (1993)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1993.  Wildwood Enterprises, Bona Fide Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Soderbergh, based on the memoir by A.E. Hotchner.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Albert Berger, Barbara Maltby, Ron Yerxa.  Music … Continue reading

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July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment