My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Hurricane (1937)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 1937.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, adaptation by Oliver H.P. Garrett, based on the novel by Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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January 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Last Tycoon (1976)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1976.  Academy Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by … Continue reading

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June 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Myra Breckenridge

BB (out of 5) Based on the popular, scandalous book by Gore Vidal, this film was disowned by the author the moment he saw it. Future film critic Rex Reed  … Continue reading

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January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Ice Pirates

B.5 (out of 5) Hilariously campy science-fiction adventure about futuristic pirates in a dried-up universe, who navigate the stars in search of its most precious resource, water. The one planet … Continue reading

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December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Johnny Guitar (1954)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1954.  Republic Pictures.  Screenplay by Philip Yordan, based on the novel by Roy Chanslor.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Nicholas Ray.  Music by Victor Young.  Production … Continue reading

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December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Mummy’s Ghost

BB (out of 5) After The Mummy’s Tomb, the evil mummy Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr. in excellent makeup) returns to New England with a deranged priest (John Carradine) who wants to … Continue reading

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November 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Captain Kidd

BB.5 (out of 5) Charles Laughton‘s personality makes worthwhile viewing of this otherwise forgettable adventure film set on the high seas. He plays a pirate who feigns reform in an … Continue reading

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November 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1938)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1938.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Kathryn Scola, Lamar Trotti, adaptation by Richard Sherman.  Cinematography by J. Peverell Marley.  Produced by Harry Joe Brown.  Music by Irving Berlin, … Continue reading

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October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1962.  Paramount Pictures, John Ford Productions.  Screenplay by James Warner, Willis Goldbeck, based on the story by Dorothy M. Johnson.  Cinematography by William H. Clothier.  Produced by Willis Goldbeck.  Music … Continue reading

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July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1940.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production … Continue reading

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July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stagecoach (1939)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1939.  Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, based on the story by Ernest Haycox.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by John Ford.  Music by Gerard Carbonara.  Production Design by Alexander … Continue reading

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July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Captains Courageous (1937)

VICTOR FLEMING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1937.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, Marc Connelly, Dale Van Every, based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Louis D. Lighton.  Music … Continue reading

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July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment