My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Seven Year Itch (1955)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1955.  Charles K. Feldman Group, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, George Axelrod, based on the play by George Axelrod.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced … Continue reading

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February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Marty

BBBB (out of 5) Ernest Borgnine is excellent in this low-key drama, as a Brooklyn butcher who goes through life expecting very little. His existence mostly revolves around his lonely job … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing

BBB.5 (out of 5) Melodrama was hardly ever more purple than in this sudsy romance. William Holden plays a G.I. posted in Korea who meets a half-European, half-Asian woman (Jennifer … Continue reading

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October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Guys And Dolls

BBBB (out of 5) Frank Loesser’s fantastic musical, based on stories by Damon Runyon, is served quite faithfully in this thoroughly enjoyable musical. The cast is (surprisingly) headed by Marlon … Continue reading

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September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Picnic

BBBB (out of 5) The sexual subtext of this adaptation of William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play has tamed considerably over the years, but an enjoyable, character-driven drama still remains. William … Continue reading

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August 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Rose Tattoo

BB.5 (out of 5) Anna Magnani stars as an Italian immigrant housewife living in the American south. She loses her pride-and-joy of a husband in a truck accident and afterwards … Continue reading

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August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stella (1955)

BBB (out of 5) Fans of Never On Sunday will want to see this earlier drama which features its stars, Melina Mercouri and Giorgos Foundas.  Mercouri (in her very first film) … Continue reading

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August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment