My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Silver Chalice (1954)

VICTOR SAVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1954.  Victor Saville Productions. Screenplay by Lesser Samuels, based on the novel by Thomas B. Costain. Cinematography by William V. Skall. … Continue reading

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May 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

The High and the Mighty (1954)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1954.  Wayne-Fellows Productions.  Screenplay by Ernest K. Gann, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Archie Stout.  Produced by Robert Fellows, … Continue reading

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April 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Country Girl (1954)

GEORGE SEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Perlberg-Seaton Productions.  Screenplay by George Seaton, based on the play by Clifford Odets.  Cinematography by John F. Warren.  Produced by William Perlberg.  Music by Victor … Continue reading

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January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Carmen Jones

BBBB (out of 5) Otto Preminger made history when he decided to bring his all-black stage production of the Oscar Hammerstein II adaptation of Bizet’s opera to the big screen. … Continue reading

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December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Barefoot Contessa

BBB.5 (out of 5) Ava Gardner is usually defined by her appearance in this movie, and the definition is apt; she’s perfectly cast as the irresistibly beautiful and mysterious movie star … Continue reading

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September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

On The Waterfront

BBBBB (out of 5) Incredible drama that still crackles with tension after almost fifty years. Marlon Brando is brilliant as a fighter turned longshoreman who gets involved in the strikes … Continue reading

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August 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Brigadoon (1954)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1954.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner, based on his musical play.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Conrad Salinger.  Production Design … Continue reading

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August 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Broken Lance

BBBB (out of 5) Excellent western by Edward Dmytryk and featuring a terrific performance by Spencer Tracy as a cattle baron who raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water … Continue reading

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July 13, 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


BBBB (out of 5) Whacky, charming comedy about a cross-country race between two Brits driving their antique cars. Genevieve is the name that one of them gives his automobile, and … Continue reading

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June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sabrina (1954)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1954.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Samuel A. Taylor, Ernest Lehman, based on the play Sabrina Fair by Samuel A. Taylor.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · 1 Comment