My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Model and The Marriage Broker (1951)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Richard L. Breen.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Charles … Continue reading

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August 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Jolson Story (1946)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1946.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Stephen Longstreet, adaptation by Harry Chandlee, Andrew Solt.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Sidney Skolsky.  Music by George Duning, Hugo … Continue reading

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January 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mighty Joe Young

BBBB (out of 5) In this remake of the forties classic, Bill Paxton plays an L.A. Zoo animal researcher who travels to Africa and witnesses a wonder: a fifteen-foot gorilla named … Continue reading

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February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Men In Black II

BBB.5 (out of 5) Sequel to the 1997 blockbuster hit is no better or worse than its predecessor: distractingly entertaining throughout with a minimal impression left afterwards.  Will Smith returns as … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Men In Black

BBB.5 (out of 5) Illegal aliens are living in the United States, but not the kind you’d assume. Will Smith is recruited by top-secret agency official Tommy Lee Jones to … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mr. Skeffington

BB.5 (out of 5) As with many similar soap opera films in which Bette Davis appeared, this one provides her with a magnificently juicy role while being in itself a grand … Continue reading

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January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Return To Oz

BBB.5 (out of 5) Those expecting a continuation of the Victor Fleming classic starring Judy Garland will be severely disturbed by this dark fantasy. Fairuza Balk plays young Dorothy, a little … Continue reading

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November 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Haunted Mansion

B (out of 5) Eddie Murphy plays a real-estate agent who has been ignoring his family in his devotion to his career. When he and his real-estate partner wife get a … Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Petrified Forest (1936)

ARCHIE MAYO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1936.  Warner Bros..  Screen play by Charles Kenyon, Delmer Daves, based on the play by Robert E. Sherwood.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal … Continue reading

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November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

BBBB (out of 5) Delightfully faithful adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ children’s classic story, about a villain who steals Christmas from the unsuspecting peaceful residents of Whoville because they treat him … Continue reading

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September 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1945.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Tess Slesinger, Frank Davis, based on the novel by Betty Smith.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Louis D. … Continue reading

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August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes

BBBB (out of 5) I haven’t seen enough Tarzan movies to say for sure that this one is the best, but it should definitely rank in the top five. Christopher Lambert plays … Continue reading

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August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment