My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Racket (1928)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1928.  The Caddo Company.  Scenario by Del Andrews, titles by Tom Miranda, adaptation by Bartlett Cormack, based on his play.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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November 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

7th Heaven (1927)

FRANK BORZAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1927.  Frank Borzage Production, Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Benjamin Glazer, adaptation and titles by Katherine Hilliker, H.H. Caldwell, based on … Continue reading

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September 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Street Angel (1928)

FRANK BORZAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1928.  Fox Film Corporation.  Adaptation by Philip Klein, Henry Roberts Symonds, continuity by Marion Orth, based on the play by Monckton … Continue reading

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May 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sadie Thompson (1928)

RAOUL WALSH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1928.  Gloria Swanson Pictures.  Adaptation by Raoul Walsh, titles by C. Gardner Sullivan, based on the story Rain by W. Somerset Maugham, and the … Continue reading

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April 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Last Command (1928)

JOSEF VON STERNBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1928.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Lajos Biro, Josef von Sternberg, titles by Herman J. Mankiewicz,written by John F. Goodrich.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced … Continue reading

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January 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Underworld (1927)

JOSEF VON STERNBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1927.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Ben Hecht, titles by George Marion Jr., adaptation by Robert N. Lee, Charles Furthman.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Music … Continue reading

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January 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Speedy (1928)

TED WILDE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1928.  The Harold Lloyd Corporation.  Story by John Grey, Lex Neal, Howard Emmett Rogers.  Cinematography by Walter Lundin.  Produced by Harold Lloyd.  Music by Carl Davis, Don Hulette.  Production Design … Continue reading

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February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sunrise (Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans)

BBBBB (out of 5) This beautiful film won the only Academy Award ever given out for Best ‘Unique And Artistic Picture’, and it was well-deserved. It tells the story of … Continue reading

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November 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tempest (1928)

BB.5 (out of 5) Inter-class romance occurs when Russian peasant John Barrymore rises in the ranks of the Czar’s army through exemplary service and becomes a lieutenant.  He falls in love … Continue reading

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November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Crowd

BBBB.5 (out of 5) James Murray is terrific as John Sims, an American born on the fourth of July to parents who expect great things of his life. The result … Continue reading

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August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Jazz Singer (1927)

BBB (out of 5) Monumental in its day, this film now seems like nothing but pure, unadulterated corn. Al Jolson is peppy as a Jewish boy who is expected by … Continue reading

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July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chang: A Drama Of The Wilderness

BBBB (out of 5) Wonderfully crafted adventure film that works as part documentary, part staged adventure. Filmed in the jungles of Siam with unprofessional actors, directors Merian C. Cooper and … Continue reading

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June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment