My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Scandal (Shûbun) (1950)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Japan, 1950.  Shochiku.  Screenplay by Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa.  Cinematography by Toshio Ubukata.  Produced by Takashi Koide.  Music by Fumio Hayasaka.  Production … Continue reading

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October 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Crucified Lovers (Chikamatsu Monogatari) (1954)

KENJI MIZOGUCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Japan, 1954.  Daiei Studios.  Screenplay by Yoshikata Yoda, adaptation by Matsutaro Kawaguchi, based on the play by Monzaemon Chikamatsu.  Cinematography by Kazuo Miyagawa.  Produced by Masaichi Nagata.  Music … Continue reading

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March 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Record Of A Tenement Gentleman (Nagaya Shinsiroku)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Another Ozu classic, about a little boy who is accidentally abandoned by his father after they go to Tokyo to look for work. A man finds … Continue reading

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December 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

When A Woman Ascends The Stairs (Onna Ga Kaidan Wo Agaru Toki) (1960)

MIKIO NARUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Japan, 1960.  Toho Company.  Screenplay by Ryuzo Kikushima.  Cinematography by Masao Tamai.  Produced by Ryuzo Kikushima.  Music by Toshiro Mayuzumi.  Production Design by Satoru Chuko.  Costume Design by Hideko … Continue reading

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October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (Miyamoto Musashi)

BBBBB (out of 5) Hiroshi Inagaki’s fantastic Samurai trilogy gets off to a marvelous start in this rousing adventure. Two villagers run off to join the army and fight in … Continue reading

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October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ugetsu (Ugetsu Monogatari) (1953)

KENJI MIZOGUCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Japan, 1953.  Daiei Studios.  Story by Hisakazu Tsuji, Screenplay by Yoshikata Yoda, adaptation by Matsutaro Kawaguchi, from stories by Akinari Ueda.  Cinematography by Kazuo Miyagawa.  Produced … Continue reading

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May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sansho The Bailiff (Sansho Dayu) (1954)

KENJI MIZOGUCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Japan, 1954.  Daiei Studios.  Screenplay by Yoshikata Yoda, idea by Hisakazu Tsuji, adaptation by Matsutaro Kawaguchi, based on the stories Asaji Ga Yado and … Continue reading

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May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment