My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

War And Peace (1956)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Italy, 1956.  Ponti-De Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Bridget Boland, Robert Westerby, King Vidor, Mario Camerini, Ennio De Concini, Ivo Perilli, based on … Continue reading

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July 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Opposite Sex (1956)

DAVID MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1956.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin, based on the play The Women by Clare Boothe Luce.  Cinematography by Robert J. Bronner.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music … Continue reading

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August 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Written On The Wind

BBB.5 (out of 5) Douglas Sirk’s gorgeously photographed drama is sort of like Giant on a much smaller scale. It tells of a Texas oil family whose son and daughter … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Richard III (1955)

BBBB (out of 5) Once you get over the silly fake nose and wig that seems to come out of an episode of The Smurfs, you’ll thoroughly enjoy Laurence Olivier‘s … Continue reading

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December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bad Seed

BB.5 (out of 5) Horrendously dated film feels like you’re watching the filming of a live stage play. Nancy Kelly plays a widowed mother to a seemingly perfect young girl (Patty … Continue reading

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November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The King And I

BBBBB (out of 5) Deborah Kerr glows as Anna Leonowens, a true-life schoolteacher who was invited by the King of Siam (Yul Brynner) to come and teach his many children. She … Continue reading

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October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bus Stop

BBBB (out of 5) Marilyn Monroe‘s first film after returning from studying at the Actors Studio in New York City was this excellent comedy-drama directed by Joshua Logan. Don Murray … Continue reading

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August 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Girl In Black (To Koritsi Me Ta Mavra)

BBB (out of 5) Richly dramatic film by Michael Cacoyannis (Zorba The Greek), about two travellers from Athens who visit the island of Hydra and become immediately involved with local … Continue reading

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August 23, 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

Anastasia (1956)

ANATOLE LITVAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1956.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Arthur Laurents, based on the play by Marcelle Maurette, adapted by Guy Bolton.  Cinematography by Jack … Continue reading

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August 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Giant

BBBBB (out of 5) One of the greatest-ever Hollywood epics is this drama that now also stands in Hollywood history for being James Dean‘s final film role.  Rock Hudson plays … Continue reading

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August 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

Baby Doll

BBB.5 (out of 5) Carroll Baker‘s performance is the best reason to see this film by Elia Kazan.  Like most of Tennessee Williams’ works, the story features characters and situations … Continue reading

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August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment