My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Hindenburg (1975)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1975.  The Filmakers Group, Universal Pictures.  Screen story by Richard Levinson, William Link, Screenplay by Nelson Gidding, based on the book … Continue reading

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May 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Music Man (1962)

MORTON DaCOSTA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1962.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Marion Hargrove, in collaboration with Franklin Lacey, based on the musical by Meredith Willson.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Morton … Continue reading

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August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Cousin Rachel (1952)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1952.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Nunnally Johnson.  Music … Continue reading

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June 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Three Coins In The Fountain (1954)

JEAN NEGULESCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by John Patrick, based on a novel by John H. Secondari.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Sol C. … Continue reading

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December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Sound Of Music (1965)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1965.  Robert Wise Productions, Argyle Enterprises.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, with the partial use of ideas by George Hurdalek, from the stage musical … Continue reading

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February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Desire Under The Elms

BB (out of 5) Boring adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s play features an early English-speaking performance by Sophia Loren.  Anthony Perkins plays a farmboy whose widowed father (Burl Ives) brings home a … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hawaii (1966)

BBB (out of 5) This adaptation of one part of James Michener’s mammoth novel(s) is interesting from time to time but, for the most part, is a bore. Max von … Continue reading

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September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Niagara (1953)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1953. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Richard L. Breen. Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald. Produced by Charles Brackett. Music by … Continue reading

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September 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

True Grit (1969)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1969. Wallis-Hazen. Screenplay by Marguerite Roberts, based on the novel by Charles Portis. Cinematography by Lucien Ballard. Produced by Hal B. Wallis. Music by Elmer Bernstein. … Continue reading

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September 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

BB (out of 5) Dreary update of the 1946 classic adapted from the novel by James M. Cain isn’t as entertaining.  Jack Nicholson plays the shady drifter who takes a … Continue reading

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September 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Little Big Man

BBBBB (out of 5) Glorious western by Bonnie And Clyde director Arthur Penn. Dustin Hoffman plays the child of a prairie settler whose parents are killed by Natives and he and … Continue reading

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September 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cyrano De Bergerac (1950)

MICHAEL GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1950.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Carl Foreman, based on the play by Edmond Rostand, translated by Brian Hooker.  Cinematography by Franz Planer.  Produced by Stanley … Continue reading

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August 25, 2013 · Leave a comment