My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Scandal (Shûbun) (1950)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Japan, 1950.  Shochiku.  Screenplay by Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa.  Cinematography by Toshio Ubukata.  Produced by Takashi Koide.  Music by Fumio Hayasaka.  Production … Continue reading

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October 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Samurai III: Duel At Ganryu Island (Miyamoto Musashi Kanketsuhen: Kettoo Ganryuujima)

BBBBB (out of 5) And so the great trilogy ends. Musashi Miyamoto has become disillusioned with life as a master swordsman, as it brings him nothing but sorrow for being … Continue reading

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October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Hidden Fortress (Kakushi Toride No San Akunin) (1958)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Japan, 1958.  Toho Company.  Screenplay by Ryuzo Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Akira Kurosawa.  Cinematography by Kazuo Yamasaki.  Produced by Sanezumi Fujimoto, Akira Kurosawa.  Music by Masaru … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Lower Depths (Donzoko) (1957)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Japan, 1957.  Toho Company.  Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, based on the play by Maxim Gorky.  Cinematography by Kazuo Yamasaki.  Produced by Akira Kurosawa. Music … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Throne Of Blood (Kumonosu-Joo) (1957)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Japan, 1957.  Toho Company, Kurosawa Production Co..  Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryuzo Kikushima, based on the play Macbeth by William … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

I Live In Fear: Record Of A Living Being (Ikimono No Kiroku) (1955)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Japan, 1955.  Toho Company.  Story by Akira Kurosawa, Fumio Hayasaka, Screenplay by Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni.  Cinematography by Asakazu Nakai.  Produced by Sojiro Motoki.  Music by Masaru … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Seven Samurai (The Magnificent Seven) (Shichinin No Samurai)

BBBBB (out of 5) Epic masterpiece by Akira Kurosawa, about a tiny Japanese village who hire seven samurai warriors to protect their village from bandits who are threatening their peace. … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 · 1 Comment