My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

A Hatful Of Rain (1957)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Michael V. Gazzo, Alfred Hayes, Carl Foreman, based on the play by Michael V. Gazzo.  Cinematography by Joseph … Continue reading

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February 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Witness For The Prosecution (1957)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1957.  Edward Small Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Harry Kurnitz, Adaptation by Lawrence B. Marcus, based on the play by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Russell … Continue reading

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February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

BBBB (out of 5) The rise of consumer culture in post-war America and the increased obsession with celebrity that predominates the rest of the century are all predicted with perfect … Continue reading

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January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pal Joey

BB.5 (out of 5) Less than enjoyable mangling of the extremely popular Broadway show, with the writers making the main character, who’s supposed to be a total heel (played by … Continue reading

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January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Peyton Place (1957)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by John Michael Hayes, based on the novel by Grace Metalious.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced … Continue reading

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December 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Three Faces Of Eve

BBB.5 (out of 5) Ignore the painfully cheesy commentary by the “expert medical opinion” in this film and you have an engrossing psychological drama. Joanne Woodward is electrifying as a young … Continue reading

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October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1957.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson, based on the novel Le Pont de la Riviere … Continue reading

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September 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sayonara

BBB (out of 5) This South Pacific war drama must have seemed fantastic upon its successful original release, but in the years since it has definitely gathered a little dust. … Continue reading

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August 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

12 Angry Men

BBBBB (out of 5) Scintillating drama that takes place in one confined room, where twelve jurors are locked up in seclusion to decide the fate of a young inner-city defendant … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, John Huston, based on the novel by Charles Shaw.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Buddy … Continue reading

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July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Raintree County

BBB (out of 5) Almost twenty years after Gone With the Wind, another attempt was made to mount a giant epic of Southern Gothic proportions as a vehicle for Elizabeth … Continue reading

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July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Les Girls (1957)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Sol C. Siegel Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Vera Caspary, Screenplay by John Patrick.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Saul … Continue reading

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July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment