My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Beau Brummell (1954)

CURTIS BERNHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1954.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Karl Tunberg, based on the play by Clyde Fitch.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Sam Zimbalist.  Music by Richard Addinsell.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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August 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Wicked Lady (1945)

BBB (out of 5) Juicy melodrama from Gainsborough Pictures that once again shows off star Margaret Lockwood to great effect.  Lockwood plays a beautiful woman with dark purpose who steals her … Continue reading

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February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Maggie Smith earned her international reputation in this excellent British comedy-drama. She plays an eccentric Scottish teacher at an all-girls’ school in Edinburgh who pushes her pupils … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Man In Grey

BBBB (out of 5) Soap opera at its finest!  This riveting melodrama begins when two girls meet at a posh nineteenth century girls’ school, one of them the wealthy and … Continue reading

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November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Madonna Of The Seven Moons

BBBB (out of 5) Lurid psychological melodrama that pushes the limits of credibility but never ventures into the absurd.  The enveloping plot begins with a disturbing occurrence when a Florentine … Continue reading

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November 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Man For All Seasons (1966)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Highland Films.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Fred Zinnemann.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design … Continue reading

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August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Sundowners (1960)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1960.  Warner Bros. Productions.  Screenplay by Isobel Lennart, based on the novel by Jon Cleary.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Gerry Blattner.  Music by … Continue reading

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August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Day Of The Jackal (1973)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/France, 1973.  John Woolf Productions, Warwick Film Productions, Universal Productions France.  Screenplay by Kenneth Ross,based on the book by Frederick Forsyth.  Cinematography by Jean … Continue reading

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August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ben-Hur

BBB.5 (out of 5) “Gorgeously junky” is how uncredited screenwriter Gore Vidal described this pseudo-Bible epic, and no truer word could possibly be said about it. Everything about this expansive … Continue reading

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August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, John Huston, based on the novel by Charles Shaw.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Buddy … Continue reading

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July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fiddler On The Roof (1971)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1971.  The Mirisch Production Company, Cartier Productions.  Screenplay by Joseph Stein, adapted for the screen by Tommy Abbott, based on the play by … Continue reading

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July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment