My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

America, America (1963)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1963.  Athena Enterprises, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Elia Kazan.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Elia Kazan.  Music by Manos Hatzidakis.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design … Continue reading

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August 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Hustler

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Paul Newman solidified his already established status with this perennial classic. Billiards became the hot game of the day after its release, a story about a pooltable … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Milagro Beanfield War

BBB (out of 5) A tiny town in New Mexico which has been perfectly quiet for centuries is suddenly the centre of action when a land developer threatens to turn … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Final Cut

B (out of 5) Embarrassing film that could only have attracted its big name stars with impressive pay cheques; there’s no way that the script could have made any sense … Continue reading

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November 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Addams Family

BBB.5 (out of 5) Of the many retro television shows that have made it to the big screen, this comedy and its superior sequel are among the very best (only … Continue reading

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November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Breakfast Club

BBBB (out of 5) John Hughes scored big points with teenagers with this excellent drama, which continues to impress young people after so many years.  It takes place in a … Continue reading

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October 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rachel, Rachel

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Fascinating film that was shocking for the sixties and is deep, absorbing viewing for today. Joanne Woodward plays a frustrated and bored small-town schoolteacher whose fantasy life … Continue reading

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October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment