My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

A Hatful Of Rain (1957)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Michael V. Gazzo, Alfred Hayes, Carl Foreman, based on the play by Michael V. Gazzo.  Cinematography by Joseph … Continue reading

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February 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Obsession (1976)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1976.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Yellowbird Productions.  Story by Brian De Palma, Paul Schrader, Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Harry … Continue reading

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January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Edmund H. North, based on a story by Harry Bates.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Julian Blaustein.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design … Continue reading

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February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Citizen Kane (1941)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1941.  RKO Radio Pictures, Mercury Productions.  Screenplay by Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Orson Welles.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jane Eyre (1943)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) The best adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s ever-popular novel is also the slimmest in terms of its story. Despite the fact that it edits Bronte’s source more … Continue reading

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January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1959)

BBB (out of 5) New advances in stop-motion animation technology were encouraging movie producers of the fifties to create lots of deliciously pulpy science-fiction films for mass audiences to enjoy. … Continue reading

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November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Ghost And Mrs. Muir (1947)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne, based on the novel by R.A. Dick.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by Bernard … Continue reading

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September 9, 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

The Bride Wore Black (La Mariee Etait En Noir)

BBBB (out of 5) Francois Truffaut pays marvelous tribute to Alfred Hitchcock with this thriller. Jeanne Moreau is excellent as a vengeful wife whose intention it is to kill the entire … Continue reading

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August 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Endless Night

BB.5 (out of 5) Cheesy adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel features a sexy, grown-up Hayley Mills.  After a famous architect (Per Oscarsson) builds a beautiful mansion for a newlywed … Continue reading

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August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Magnificent Ambersons

BBBBB (out of 5) Despite the studio’s merciless cuts and reshoots, Orson Welles’ classic period film just can’t be beaten down; even with an unsatisfying ending it is still an … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Devil And Daniel Webster (All That Money Can Buy)

BBBB (out of 5) Jabez Stone (James Craig) is so tired of being a hardworking, dirt-poor New Hampshire farmer that he announces that he’d sell his soul to the devil … Continue reading

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July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment