My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Androcles And The Lion (1952)

CHESTER ERSKINE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1952.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Chester Erskine, Ken Englund, based on the play by George Bernard Shaw.  Cinematography by Harry … Continue reading

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September 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

When Worlds Collide (1951)

RUDOLPH MATE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1951.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Sydney Boehm, based on the novel by Edwin Balmer, Philip Wylie. Cinematography by W. Howard Greene, John F. Seitz.  Produced by … Continue reading

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March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Favourite Brunette (1947)

ELLIOTT NUGENT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1947.  Hope Enterprises.  Screenplay by Edmund Beloin, Jack Rose.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by Daniel Dare, Bob Hope.  Music by Robert Emmett Dolan. Production Design … Continue reading

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January 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Moonfleet (1955)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1955.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jan Lustig, Margaret Fitts, based on the novel by J. Meade Falkner.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck.  Produced by John Houseman.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Desperately Seeking Susan

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Rosanna Arquette plays a bored New Jersey housewife who gets a little excitement in her life when she gets amnesia and accidentally falls into the personality and … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Basketball Diaries

BB.5 (out of 5) Jim Carroll’s autobiographical account of his days as a delinquent youth has been translated into an unenjoyable film experience. Carroll (played here by Leonardo DiCaprio) is … Continue reading

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October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cleopatra (1963)

BBBB (out of 5) Yes, it’s the most damnably long movie in all cinema history, but if you’re in the right frame of mind you’ll have a great time. Elizabeth … Continue reading

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September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Julius Caesar (1953)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by John Houseman.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spartacus

BBBBB (out of 5) Who would have thought that among the years of endless bloated religious epics, a grand centurion movie would come along to blow them all away? After … Continue reading

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July 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Die Hard With A Vengeance

BBB (out of 5) Probably the least entertaining of the first three Die Hard films, and the most uneven, but still a pretty good action movie that doesn’t play too … Continue reading

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July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment