My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Man Who Came To Dinner

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Excellent comedy about a crotchety old newspaper columnist (Monty Woolley, recreating the role he played on Broadway), who, wheelchair-bound after having fallen and broken his leg, … Continue reading

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October 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Animal Crackers

BBBB (out of 5) After a rough start in movies with The Cocoanuts, the fantastic Marx Brothers adapted another one of their popular plays and turned it into this rib-tickling … Continue reading

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September 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Night At The Opera (1935)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1935.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, from a story by James Kevin McGuinness.  Cinematography by Merritt B. Gerstad.  Produced by Irving Thalberg.  Music … Continue reading

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August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Solid Gold Cadillac

BBBB (out of 5) Fans of Judy Holliday‘s excellent performance in Born Yesterday should definitely not skip their chance to see this excellent crowd pleaser. She plays a streetwise bachelorette … Continue reading

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August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Cocoanuts

BBB (out of 5) The first Marx Brothers movie is a pretty funny comedy, but its awkward technology (as one of the first talkies) makes it more for the history books … Continue reading

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July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dinner At Eight (1933)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1933.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Frances Marion, Herman J. Mankiewicz, additional dialogue by Donald Ogden Stewart, based on the play by George S. Kaufman, … Continue reading

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July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

You Can’t Take It With You (1938)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1938.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Robert Riskin, based on a play by George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by … Continue reading

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June 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Stage Door

BBBB (out of 5) Those who enjoy a good backstage musical like 42nd Street will want to take in this melodramatic, non-singing look at the lives of women trying to make … Continue reading

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May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment