My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Wilson (1944)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1944.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Lamar Trotti.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy, Ernest Palmer.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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September 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Becky Sharp (1935)

ROUBEN MAMOULIAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1935.  Pioneer Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Francis Edward Faragoh, based on the play by Langdon Mitchell, from the novel Vanity Fair by William … Continue reading

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June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mr. Imperium (You Belong To My Heart) (1951)

DON HARTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Edwin H. Knopf, Don Hartman, based on the play by Edwin H. Knopf. Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Edwin … Continue reading

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April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Richard III (1955)

BBBB (out of 5) Once you get over the silly fake nose and wig that seems to come out of an episode of The Smurfs, you’ll thoroughly enjoy Laurence Olivier‘s … Continue reading

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December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The War Of The Worlds

BBB.5 (out of 5) The original invasion! Following the stultifying radio show performed by Orson Welles in the 1930s, Hollywood came along and adapted H.G. Wells’ terrific little story to … Continue reading

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September 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)

BBBBB (out of 5) Richly enjoyable, thoroughly satisfying drama based on the novel by Victor Hugo.  Charles Laughton is the misshapen denizen of the titular cathedral who inspires horror and … Continue reading

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July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Things To Come (1936)

WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1936.  London Film Productions.  Screenplay by H.G. Wells, based on his novel The Shape Of Things To Come.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by Alexander … Continue reading

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July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Ten Commandments (1956)

CECIL B. DeMILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Motion Picture Associates.  Screenplay by Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank, based on the books Prince of … Continue reading

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July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rope

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Alfred Hitchcock once again makes a solid drama with plenty of suspenseful moments. Inspired by the true-life case of Leopold and Loeb, two … Continue reading

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June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Suspicion (1941)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1941.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by RKO Radio Pictures,  Joan Harrison, Alma Reville, based on the novel Before The Fact by Anthony Berkeley.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Pumpkin Eater

BBBB.5 (out of 5) This excellent, provocative drama still has enough intensity to make it daring by today’s standards.  Anne Bancroft gives one of the finest performance of her career as … Continue reading

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June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Les Miserables (1935)

BBB (out of 5) Stodgy, lifeless adaptation of Victor Hugo’s definitive novel was probably much more challenging in its day but seems shallow now. Fredric March is very dramatic as iconic … Continue reading

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June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment