My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Lucky Lady (1975)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1975.  Gruskoff/Venture Films.  Screenplay by Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Michael Gruskoff.  Music by Ralph Burns.  Production Design by John Barry. Costume Design by … Continue reading

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February 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Matter of Time (1976)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  Italy, 1976.  American International Pictures, Coralta Cinematografica, Deux Femmes Service Company, General International Film Company.  Screenplay by John Gay, based on the novel by Maurice Druon.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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August 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Flame Over India (North West Frontier) (1959)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1959.  The Rank Organisation.  Original Story by Patrick Ford, Will Price, Screenplay by Robin Estridge, based on a screenplay by Frank S. Nugent.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Simba

BBBB (out of 5) Terrific British film that addresses the effects of colonialism and the damage done to an oppressed civilization. British citizens in Kenya are thrown into a terror … Continue reading

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October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Zardoz

BBB (out of 5) One of the most bizarre entries in the science-fiction canon for many reasons, not the least of which is the sight of Sean Connery running around … Continue reading

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September 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Becket

BBBBB (out of 5) The relationship between Kenry Henry II of England and his best friend Thomas Becket, later to become the Archbishop of Canterbury, makes for an unforgettable viewing … Continue reading

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August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cabaret

BBBBB (out of 5) In here, ladies and gentlemen, life is beautiful, because life is a cabaret! This sensational musical hasn’t lost a single bit of its energy, rhythm or … Continue reading

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July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

STANLEY KUBRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1968.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Stanley Kubrick Productions.  Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, based on the story The Sentinel by Arthur C. … Continue reading

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July 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Return Of The Pink Panther (1975)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1975.  ITC Films, Jewel Productions, Pimlico Films.  Screenplay by Frank Waldman, Blake Edwards.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Blake Edwards.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production … Continue reading

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July 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Murder On The Orient Express (1974)

BBBB (out of 5) The seventies saw a few Agatha Christie murder mysteries made into films, and this is the most celebrated of them all. While riding a train through … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Superman II

BBBB (out of 5) Superfun sequel to the 1978 original, with better character development and a zippier pace. Now that Lex Luthor is safely locked away in prison, the world … Continue reading

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July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Superman

BBB.5 (out of 5) Despite an extended opening setup, this is an exciting and inventive film version of the classic comic book superhero. Christopher Reeve is perfectly cast as the … Continue reading

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July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment