My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Go-Between (1971)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios, EMI Films, World Film Services.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by L.P. Hartley.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced … Continue reading

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September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sapphire (1959)

BASIL DEARDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1959.  The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Janet Green, additional dialogue by Lukas Heller.  Cinematography by Harry Waxman.  Produced by Michael Relph.  Music by Philip Green.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Tale Of Two Cities (1958)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Faithful adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel isn’t up to the brilliance of the 1935 version with Ronald Colman but is a strong rendering all the … Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Doctor In The House

BBB.5 (out of 5) Hilarious comedy that inspired a series of sequels. Dirk Bogarde arrives at medical school prepared to work hard, only to find himself in a loony dorm surrounded … Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hamlet (1948)

BBBBB (out of 5) Moody, atmospheric adaptation of the Bard’s most popular tragedy, directed with noirish zeal by Laurence Olivier. He also plays the title role, the very confused Prince … Continue reading

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December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Chalk Garden

BBBB (out of 5) Hayley Mills plays a precocious teenager with a hyperactive brain who gets her governesses into trouble to alleviate her boredom. She does this much to the chagrin … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Julia (1977)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the story Pentimento by Lillian Hellman.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Richard Roth.  Music by … Continue reading

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August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Omen (1976)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1976.  Twentieth Century Fox, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Century-Fox Productions, Mace Neufeld Productions.  Screenplay by David Seltzer.  Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor.  Produced by Harvey … Continue reading

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July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Naked Edge (1961)

MICHAEL ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1961.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios.  Screenplay by Joseph Stefano, based on the novel First Train To Babylon by Max Ehrlich.  Cinematography by Erwin Hillier.  Produced … Continue reading

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June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Importance Of Being Earnest (1952)

BBBBB (out of 5) This is the very best-ever adaptation of an Oscar Wilde play, mostly because of how little director Anthony Asquith interferes with the source material. The hilarious … Continue reading

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May 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Browning Version

BBBB (out of 5) Immensely intelligent but at the same entertaining adaptation by Terence Rattigan of his own one-act play, lifted above any possible dryness by Michael Redgrave‘s gorgeously moving performance in … Continue reading

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May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment