My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Dr. No (1962)

TERENCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1962.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, Berkely Mather, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, … Continue reading

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February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Forbidden Planet (1956)

FRED M. WILCOX Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Irving Block, Allen Adler, Screenplay by Cyril Hume, based on the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced … Continue reading

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February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Apartment (1960)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 1960.  The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Adolph Deutsch. Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume … Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1941.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by Preston Sturges.  Music by Charles Bradshaw, Leo Shuken. Production Design by Hans Dreier, … Continue reading

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January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Lady Eve (1941)

PRESTON STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1941.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Monckton Hoffe, Screenplay by Preston Sturges.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Paul Jones.  Music by Phil Boutelje, Charles Bradshaw, Gil Grau, Sigmund Krumgold, John … Continue reading

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January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

All That Heaven Allows

BBBBB (out of 5) Widow Jane Wyman befriends her handsome young gardener (Rock Hudson) and finds an escape from her snooty society friends in his company. This upstairs-downstairs romance between two … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France/Japan, 1959.  Argos Films, Como Films, Daiei Studios, Pathé Entertainment, Pathé Overseas.  Screenplay by Marguerite Duras.  Cinematography by Michio Takahashi, Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Anatole Dauman, Samy Halfon.  Music … Continue reading

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December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Grand Illusion (La Grande Illusion) (1937)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France, 1937.  Réalisation d’art cinématographique.  Screenplay by Charles Spaak, Jean Renoir.  Cinematography by Christian Matras.  Produced by Albert Pinkovitch, Frank Rollmer.  Music by Joseph Kosma.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rebel Without A Cause (1955)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1955.  Warner Bros..  Story by Nicholas Ray, Screenplay by Stewart Stern, adaptation by Irving Shulman. Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by David Weisbart.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Black Narcissus

BBBBB (out of 5) One of the best British films ever made is this pioneering effort by independent filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Shot entirely at Pinewood with painted … Continue reading

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December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Wheel Productions.  Screenplay by John Mortimer, Penelope Mortimer, based on the novel by Marryam Modell.  Cinematography by Denys N. Coop. Produced by Otto … Continue reading

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December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment