My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

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

Johnny Got His Gun

BB.5 (out of 5) Dalton Trumbo, once the blacklisted author whose unabashed screenplay credit in Spartacus effectively ended the reign of anti-Communist fear in Hollywood, wrote and directed this anti-war … Continue reading

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February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Bridges At Toko-Ri (1954)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Perlberg-Seaton Productions.  Screenplay by Valentine Davies, based on the novel by James A. Michener.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by William Perlberg, George Seaton.  Music by Lyn Murray.  Production … Continue reading

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December 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Twilight For The Gods

BBB (out of 5) Almost completely forgotten sea adventure with Rock Hudson as the captain of a rickety old steamer who sets sail from an Asian port bound for the … Continue reading

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December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Defiant Ones

BBBB (out of 5) After the police bus transporting them to prison suffers an accident, two prisoners chained together at the foot (Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier) run away to the … Continue reading

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November 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Spartacus

BBBBB (out of 5) Who would have thought that among the years of endless bloated religious epics, a grand centurion movie would come along to blow them all away? After … Continue reading

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July 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Birds (1963)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1963.  Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions.  Screenplay by Evan Hunter, based on the story by Daphne Du Maurier.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Production … Continue reading

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June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

In Cold Blood

BBBBB (out of 5) Exceptional true-life drama that brings Truman Capote’s phenomenally successful novel to brilliant life. Robert Blake and Scott Wilson are terrific as two small-time hoods who get … Continue reading

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June 9, 2013 · Leave a comment