My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

I Was A Communist For The F.B.I. (1951)

GORDON DOUGLAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1951.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Crane Wilbur, based on the article by Matt Cvetic, Pete Martin.  Cinematography by Edwin B. DuPar.  … Continue reading

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August 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Taras Bulba

BBB (out of 5) Anyone looking for a how-to guide on being the perfect Cossack need look no further than this bloated but strangely enjoyable drama starring Yul Brynner and Tony … Continue reading

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February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Marjorie Morningstar (1958)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1958.  Beachwold Productions.  Screenplay by Everett Freeman, based on the novel by Herman Wouk.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Milton Sperling.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Summer Of ’42

BB.5 (out of 5) Coming-of-age schmaltz about a teenaged boy who falls in love with a war widow during summer break. Told in haltingly mushy, sentimental tones, the film follows … Continue reading

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November 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dead Ringer

BB.5 (out of 5) It’s hard to contain Bette Davis into one role, so from time to time you’ve got to give her two. Playing twins for the second time in … Continue reading

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October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rio Bravo

BBBB.5 (out of 5) John Wayne is terrific as the sheriff of a dusty western town who has invited all manner of trouble when he imprisons the brother of a famous … Continue reading

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September 23, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBB (out of 5) Following the success of My Fair Lady, Jack L. Warner put his studio right to work on filming Lerner and Loewe’s next Broadway musical hit, based … Continue reading

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August 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Dream Is Yours (1949)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1949.  Michael Curtiz Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Harry Kurnitz, Dane Lussier, adaptation by Allen Rivkin, Laura Kerr, based on the story Hot Air by … Continue reading

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July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Star Is Born (1954)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1954.  Transcona Enterprises.  Screenplay by Moss Hart, based on the 1937 film, story by William A. Wellman, Robert Carson, screenplay by Dorothy Parker, Alan … Continue reading

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July 3, 2013 · 1 Comment