My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Emperor Waltz (1948)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1948.  Paramount Pictures.  Directed by Billy Wilder.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Franz Bachelin, … Continue reading

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May 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ivanhoe (1952)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Noel Langley, adaptation by by Aeneas MacKenzie, based on the novel by Walter Scott.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by … Continue reading

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February 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jane Eyre (1943)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) The best adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s ever-popular novel is also the slimmest in terms of its story. Despite the fact that it edits Bronte’s source more … Continue reading

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January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Born To Be Bad (1950)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1950.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Edith R. Sommer, additional dialogue by Robert Soderberg, George Oppenheimer, adaptation by Charles Schnee, based on the novel … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Letter From An Unknown Woman

BBBB.5 (out of 5) One of Joan Fontaine‘s best performances is in this plush melodrama by Max Ophuls. She goes from naïve girl to grown woman to ill-fated heroine, all … Continue reading

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December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bigamist (1953)

IDA LUPINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1953.  The Filmakers.  Story by Lawrence B. Marcus, Lou Schor, Screenplay by Collier Young.  Cinematography by George E. Diskant.  Produced by Collier Young.  Music by Leith Stevens.  Production Design … Continue reading

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November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

South Pacific

BB.5 (out of 5) About as lively as a slug and as enjoyable as the migraine headache you get from watching it for too long. Much of the film’s weakness … Continue reading

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August 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gunga Din (1939)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1939.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Story by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Screenplay by Joel Sayre, Fred Guiol, inspired by the poem by Rudyard Kipling.  Cinematography by Joseph H. August.  Produced … Continue reading

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August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Women (1939)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1939.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Anita Loos, Jane Murfin, based on the play by Clare Booth Luce.  Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh, Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by … Continue reading

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July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rebecca (1940)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1940.  Selznick International Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison, adaptation by Philip MacDonald, Michael Hogan, based on the novel by Daphne … Continue reading

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June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Suspicion (1941)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1941.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by RKO Radio Pictures,  Joan Harrison, Alma Reville, based on the novel Before The Fact by Anthony Berkeley.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment