My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

War And Peace (1956)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Italy, 1956.  Ponti-De Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Bridget Boland, Robert Westerby, King Vidor, Mario Camerini, Ennio De Concini, Ivo Perilli, based on … Continue reading

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July 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Vito

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Sixteen years after the excellent documentary The Celluloid Closet, based on the book by Vito Russo, comes this superb documentary about the life of the man … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Children Of God

BBB (out of 5) Kareem Mortimer remakes his 2007 short Float into a sweet and amiable feature with a very dark centre. The religious intolerance for the rights of gays … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Always (1989)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1989.  Universal Pictures, United Artists, Amblin Entertainment, U-Drive Productions.  Screenplay by Jerry Belson, from the screenplay A Guy Named Joe by Dalton Trumbo, adapted … Continue reading

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September 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Lavender Hill Mob

BBBB (out of 5) Alec Guinness is a riot as a doddering bank employee who decides to pull off a heist and be rich for the rest of his life. Teaming … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Roman Holiday

BBBBB (out of 5) The world was introduced to Audrey Hepburn with this exceptional romantic comedy, and it’s been a love affair between star and audience that even her death in … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sabrina (1954)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1954.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Samuel A. Taylor, Ernest Lehman, based on the play Sabrina Fair by Samuel A. Taylor.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Funny Face

BBB.5 (out of 5) Audrey Hepburn rarely looked lovelier than in this gorgeous musical comedy, inspired loosely by the career of photographer Richard Avedon. One of the most beautifully photographed colour … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Love In The Afternoon (1957)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1957.  Allied Artists Productions, Billy Wilder Productions.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on the novel Ariane, Jeune Fille Russe by Claude … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · 6 Comments

Green Mansions

BB (out of 5) Embarrassingly bad adventure film starring Audrey Hepburn and directed by her then-husband Mel Ferrer.  Anthony Perkins plays a politician’s son who disappears into the wild Amazon in search … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Nun’s Story (1959)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1959.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert Anderson, based on the book by Kathryn Hulme.  Cinematography by Franz Planer.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Unforgiven (1960)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1960.  Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions.  Screenplay by Ben Maddow, based on the novel by Alan Le May.  Cinematography by Franz Planer.  Produced by James Hill.  Music by … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · 4 Comments