My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Human Comedy (1943)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1943.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by William Saroyan, Screenplay by Howard Estabrook.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Clarence Brown.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design … Continue reading

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March 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers (1946)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1946.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Rossen, based on the story Love Lies Bleeding by John Patrick.  Cinematography by Victor Milner.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music … Continue reading

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November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tea And Sympathy (1956)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1956.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Robert Anderson, based on his play.  Cinematography by John Alton.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Adolph Deutsch. Production Design by … Continue reading

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August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Leave Her To Heaven

BBBBB (out of 5) A fascinating combination of female melodrama and film noir, filmed in glorious Technicolour but with its hints of sinister motives lurking at every corner.  Novelist Cornel … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1940.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production … Continue reading

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July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBBBB (out of 5) Riveting look at television news media, starring Peter Finch as an anchorman whose waning ratings prompt his bosses to fire him. His reaction is to have a … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · 1 Comment