My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Family Plot (1976)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1976.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, based on the novel The Rainbird Pattern by Victor Canning.  Cinematography by Leonard J. South.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music … Continue reading

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April 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Sound Of Music (1965)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1965.  Robert Wise Productions, Argyle Enterprises.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, with the partial use of ideas by George Hurdalek, from the stage musical … Continue reading

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February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, based on the autobiography of Rocky Graziano with Rowland Barber.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Charles Schnee.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Malcolm … Continue reading

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February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Executive Suite (1954)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1954.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, based on the play by Cameron Hawley.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by John Houseman.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume … Continue reading

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February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

West Side Story (1961)

ROBERT WISE, JEROME ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  The Mirisch Corporation, Seven Arts Productions.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, from the play conceived by Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, adapted … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sweet Smell Of Success

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Combine fantastic on-location photography by James Wong Howe, a jazzy score by Elmer Bernstein and a noir-ish plot written by Clifford Odets and Ernest Lehman (upon … Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The King And I

BBBBB (out of 5) Deborah Kerr glows as Anna Leonowens, a true-life schoolteacher who was invited by the King of Siam (Yul Brynner) to come and teach his many children. She … Continue reading

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October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hello, Dolly!

BB (out of 5) Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker gets a garish musical treatment in this overblown film.  Barbra Streisand plays Dolly Levi, a rich widow who specializes in setting up the … Continue reading

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October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sabrina (1995)

BB (out of 5) Remaking Billy Wilder’s 1954 comedy classic starring Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart was a bad idea in the first place, but considering the cast you’d think … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

BBBBB (out of 5) Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton shine in this excellent adaptation of Edward Albee’s shocking play. They play an aging, miserably drunken couple who invite a young newlywed couple … Continue reading

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July 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

North By Northwest (1959)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1959.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Harry Kress.  Film … Continue reading

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June 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sabrina (1954)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1954.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Samuel A. Taylor, Ernest Lehman, based on the play Sabrina Fair by Samuel A. Taylor.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · 1 Comment