My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Kiss Me Kate

BBB (out of 5) Bright and boisterous musical comedy based on Cole Porter’s successful stage play. Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel play a bickering couple who are reunited for a production of … Continue reading

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January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chicago (2002)

ROB MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Miramax, Producers Circle, Storyline Entertainment, Kalis Productions GmbH & Co. KG.  Screenplay by Bill Condon, based on the musical play by … Continue reading

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September 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Star 80

BBBB (out of 5) The tragic story of Playboy centerfold Dorothy Stratton is told through fictional interviews and dramatic recreations in this film by Bob Fosse. Mariel Hemingway is compelling … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

All That Jazz

BBBB (out of 5) Bob Fosse takes the cinematic spectacle of big-budget musicals and uses them to look inward, creating his own 8 1/2 in which Roy Scheider, as a fictionalized … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lenny

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Bob Fosse’s third film and first non-musical is a fascinating, unflinching look at the life and career of controversial comedian Lenny Bruce.  Dustin Hoffman is effective … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cabaret

BBBBB (out of 5) In here, ladies and gentlemen, life is beautiful, because life is a cabaret! This sensational musical hasn’t lost a single bit of its energy, rhythm or … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sweet Charity

BB (out of 5) You’d never know that Bob Fosse would go on to become such a great filmmaker when you only view this terrible film version of his Broadway … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

That’s Entertainment Part II

BBB.5 (out of 5) More greatest-hit clips from MGM’s vault, with the novelty wearing slightly thin but the material still entertaining. Hollywood veterans Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire take you on a … Continue reading

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June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment