My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Public Enemy (1931)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1931.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Kubec Glasmon, John Bright, screen adaptation by Harvey F. Thew.  Cinematography by Devereaux Jennings.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Production Design by Max … Continue reading

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February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

She Done Him Wrong (1933)

LOWELL SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1933.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Mae West, from a screen play by Harvey F. Thew, John Bright.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Music by John Leipold.  Production … Continue reading

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January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Twelfth Night (Twelfth Night or What You Will) (1996)

TREVOR NUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Ireland/USA, 1996.  Renaissance Films, BBC Films, Circus Films, Fine Line Features, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by Trevor Nunn, based on the play by William … Continue reading

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December 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Deceivers

BBB (out of 5) This exotic adventure takes place during the days of British-controlled India, with Pierce Brosnan as a high-ranking British officer in charge of a fair area of land. … Continue reading

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November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Three On A Match (1932)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1932.  First National Pictures.  Story by Kubec Glasmon, John Bright, Screenplay by Lucien Hubbard.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Samuel Bischoff, Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Leo F. Forbstein.  Production … Continue reading

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November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Golden Bowl

BB (out of 5) The least intelligent adaptation of a Henry James novel made so far is this latest piece by the team of Merchant Ivory (Howards End, The Remains … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jefferson In Paris

B (out of 5) Low point for Merchant Ivory, this completely brainless period epic examines the years when Thomas Jefferson (Nick Nolte) was American minister to France, entertaining a romance with … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Remains Of The Day

BBBBB (out of 5) Between this fantastic drama and Merchant Ivory’s film of the previous year, Howards End, it is difficult to decide which of the two is the superior. … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Howards End

BBBBB (out of 5) The team at Merchany Ivory productions complete their E.M. Forster trilogy after A Room With A View and Maurice and save the best for last with … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Maurice

BBB (out of 5) Far from exemplary but solid adaptation of E.M. Forster’s posthumously published novel, about the titular young man (James Wilby) who awakens to his homosexuality while studying at … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Room With A View

BBBBB (out of 5) Merchant Ivory earned their first major international attention with this inspiring adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel, the first of three of the author’s works that the group … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bostonians

BBBB (out of 5) Henry James’s novel is given first-class treatment by the team of Merchant Ivory. Vanessa Redgrave plays the leader of a group of nineteenth-century Americans dedicated to … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · 1 Comment