My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Field Of Dreams (1989)

PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1989.  Gordon Company.  Screenplay by Phil Alden Robinson, based on the book by W.P. Kinsella.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Charles Gordon, Lawrence Gordon.  Music by … Continue reading

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August 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Conversation Piece (Gruppo di Famiglia in un Interno) (1974)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy/France, 1974.  Rusconi Film, Gaumont International.  Story by Enrico Medioli, Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis.  Produced by … Continue reading

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April 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Child Is Waiting (1963)

JOHN CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1963.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Abby Mann, based on his story.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Rudolph … Continue reading

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February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Desert Fury (1947)

LEWIS ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1947.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Rossen, based on the novel Desert Town by Ramona Stewart.  Cinematography by Edward Cronjager, Charles Lang.  Produced by Hal … Continue reading

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September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Killers (1946)

ROBERT SIODMAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1946.  Mark Hellinger Productions, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Anthony Veiller, from the story by Ernest Hemingway.  Cinematography by Elwood Bredell.  Produced by Mark Hellinger.  Music by Miklos … Continue reading

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August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

1900 (Novecento) (1976)

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/France/West Germany, 1976.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Productions Artistes Associés, Artemis Film.  Screenplay by Franco Arcalli, Giuseppe Bertolucci, Bernardo Bertolucci.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Alberto … Continue reading

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May 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

House Of Boys

BBB (out of 5) The early days of the AIDS crisis are combined with a gay remake of Burlesque in this heartfelt, enjoyable but strangely fluffy British melodrama. Young teenager … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trapeze (1956)

CAROL REED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1956.  Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions, Joanna Productions, Susan Productions.  Screenplay by James R. Webb, adaptation by Liam O’Brien, based on the novel The Killing Frost by … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chris & Don: A Love Story

BBBB (out of 5) In 1960, 46 year-old celebrated author and British ex-patriate Christopher Isherwood met 16 year-old Californian Donald Bachardy and the two had an immediate attraction…obviously. Yet don’t be too … Continue reading

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November 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sweet Smell Of Success

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Combine fantastic on-location photography by James Wong Howe, a jazzy score by Elmer Bernstein and a noir-ish plot written by Clifford Odets and Ernest Lehman (upon … Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Separate Tables

BBBB (out of 5) Enormously enjoyable ensemble drama that takes place at a sleepy seaside resort run by Wendy Hiller. The many guests of the inn interact for two hours, … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Judgment At Nuremberg

BBBB (out of 5) Abby Mann adapted his riveting teleplay for the big screen and the results are mostly impressive.  Spencer Tracy is excellent as an American judge brought to Nuremberg, … Continue reading

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November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment