My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

All That Heaven Allows

BBBBB (out of 5) Widow Jane Wyman befriends her handsome young gardener (Rock Hudson) and finds an escape from her snooty society friends in his company. This upstairs-downstairs romance between two … Continue reading

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Imitation Of Life (1959)

BBBB (out of 5) The subliminal messages in this Douglas Sirk soaper are just as timely as they were in All That Heaven Allows, even though the overall effect isn’t … Continue reading

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The Tarnished Angels

BBB (out of 5) Douglas Sirk shot gorgeous black-and-white films as well as colour ones, and this melodrama is a pristine example. Rock Hudson plays a small-time reporter who befriends a … Continue reading

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Written On The Wind

BBB.5 (out of 5) Douglas Sirk’s gorgeously photographed drama is sort of like Giant on a much smaller scale. It tells of a Texas oil family whose son and daughter … Continue reading

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Magnificent Obsession

BBB (out of 5) Lesser Douglas Sirk soaper is chock full of his beautiful knack for dramatic colour photography but is riddled by a melodramatic storyline.  Jane Wyman‘s husband dies … Continue reading

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All I Desire

BBB (out of 5) Barbara Stanwyck returns to the tiny town in Wisconsin that she abandoned ten years earlier to pursue her dreams as an actress, finding her former husband embittered … Continue reading

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