My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

If I Were King

BBB.5 (out of 5) Ronald Colman plays a ruffian poet living in Louis XI’s France who keeps getting into trouble with the law. Criminal behaviour is a particular problem in Paris … Continue reading

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November 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

Cavalcade

BBB (out of 5) Dull classist drama that managed to win Best Picture but hasn’t dated at all well, and neither have the performances. Based on the play by Noel … Continue reading

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November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)

BBBBB (out of 5) Exceptional adventure film that, along with The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, makes 1935 a top-notch year for action films. By far the best of all three … Continue reading

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November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Be Cool (2005)

F. GARY GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2005.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Jersey Films, Double Feature Films, Nina Saxon Film Design.  Screenplay by Peter Steinfeld, based on the novel by Elmore Leonard.  Cinematography by Jeffrey … Continue reading

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August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Spoilers

BBB (out of 5) Average adaptation of Rex Beach’s novel (one of five filmed versions, though you’ll be hard-pressed to find any of the other ones) features John Wayne as … Continue reading

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July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Saboteur (1942)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1942.  Frank Lloyd Productions, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Viertel, Joan Harrison, Dorothy Parker.  Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine.  Produced by Frank Lloyd.  Music by Frank … Continue reading

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June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Abyss

BBBBB (out of 5) Ed Harris leads a team of oceanic miners who spend their days drilling for oil deep below sea level. When a nuclear submarine is destroyed by unknown … Continue reading

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June 12, 2013 · Leave a comment