My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

This Is The Army (1943)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1943.  Warner Bros.  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, Claude Binyon, based on the plays Yip Yip Yaphank and This Is The Army by … Continue reading

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November 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Glenn Miller Story (1954)

ANTHONY MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Valentine Davies, Oscar Brodney.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Henry … Continue reading

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March 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Glass Bottom Boat

BB.5 (out of 5) The Doris Day formula is tired but still has its moments in this bubbly comedy. She plays a NASA employee (and part-time mermaid for her father’s titular … Continue reading

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January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

A New Kind Of Love

BB.5 (out of 5) Definitely not a new kind of movie.  Joanne Woodward plays a dowdy fashion designer specializing in affordable knock-offs of Parisian haute couture, who meets up with … Continue reading

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January 16, 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

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)

BBBBB (out of 5) Richly enjoyable, thoroughly satisfying drama based on the novel by Victor Hugo.  Charles Laughton is the misshapen denizen of the titular cathedral who inspires horror and … Continue reading

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July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Story by Robert Buckner, Screenplay by Robert Buckner, Edmund Joseph.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner.  Music … Continue reading

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July 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sergeant York

BB.5 (out of 5) Even the corniest of corny American propaganda movies won’t prepare you for the cheesiness that is Sergeant York, an attempt to make an eternal legend out … Continue reading

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June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment