My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Divine Lady (1928)

FRANK LLOYD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1928.  First National Pictures.  Story by E. Barrington, Adaptation by Forrest Halsey, titles by Harry Carr, Edwin Justus Mayer.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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November 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Romance (1930)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1930.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Bess Meredyth, Edwin Justus Mayer, from the play by Edward Sheldon.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Clarence Brown.  Music by William … Continue reading

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October 3, 2015 · 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

Midnight (1939)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1939.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, based on a story by Edwin Justus Mayer, Franz Schulz.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow … Continue reading

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November 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

To Be Or Not To Be (1983)

BBBBB (out of 5) In a deft and beautiful revision of the 1942 classic starring Jack Benny and Carole Lombard, Mel Brooks and real-life wife Anne Bancroft (beautifully cast) play … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Desire (1936)

FRANK BORZAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1936.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer, Waldemar Young, Samuel Hoffenstein, based on the play Die Schonen Tage von Aranjuez by Hans Szekely, Robert … Continue reading

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June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment