My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Night People (1954)

NUNNALLY JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Jed Harris, Tom Reed, Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson.  Cinematography by Charles G. Clarke.  Produced by … Continue reading

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August 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Earthquake (1974)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1974.  Universal Pictures, The Filmakers Group.  Screenplay by George Fox, Mario Puzo.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Mark Robson.  … Continue reading

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May 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Hatful Of Rain (1957)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Michael V. Gazzo, Alfred Hayes, Carl Foreman, based on the play by Michael V. Gazzo.  Cinematography by Joseph … Continue reading

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February 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Journey (1959)

ANATOLE LITVAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1959.  Alby Pictures.  Screenplay by George Tabouri.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Anatole Litvak.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Isabella Schlichting, Werner Schlichting.  Costume Design … Continue reading

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April 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Concorde…Airport ’79

B (out of 5) This film was laughed off the screen by preview audiences, so the studio decided to cut its losses and promote it as a comedy. George Kennedy returns … Continue reading

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December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Decision Before Dawn

BBBB (out of 5) Twentieth century-Fox head Darryl Zanuck liked to temper the success of the studio’s splashier hits by producing “prestige pictures”, his pet projects often gritty World War … Continue reading

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November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cluny Brown (1946)

ERNST LUBITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1946.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Samuel Hoffenstein, Elizabeth Reinhardt, contributing writer James Hilton, based on the novel by Margery Sharp.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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November 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

To Be Or Not To Be (1942)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Fantastic war comedy, most notable for being the very last film that brilliant comedienne Carole Lombard completed before her tragic death in an airplane crash. She and … Continue reading

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November 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Heaven Can Wait (1943)

ERNST LUBITSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1943.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Samson Raphaelson, based on the play Birthday by Leslie Bush-Fekete.  Cinematography by Edward Cronjager.  Produced by Ernst Lubitsch.  Music by … Continue reading

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November 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fourteen Hours (1951)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox. Story by Joel Sayre, Screenplay by John Paxton. Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald. Produced by Sol C. Siegel. Music by Alfred Newman. Production Design … Continue reading

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September 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cleopatra (1963)

BBBB (out of 5) Yes, it’s the most damnably long movie in all cinema history, but if you’re in the right frame of mind you’ll have a great time. Elizabeth … Continue reading

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September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Ghost And Mrs. Muir (1947)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne, based on the novel by R.A. Dick.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by Bernard … Continue reading

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September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment