My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

A Little Romance (1979)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  France/USA, 1979.  Orion Pictures, Pan Arts, Trinacra Films.  Screenplay by Allan Burns, based on the novel E=mc2 Mon Amour by Claude … Continue reading

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October 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Jazz Singer (1980)

RICHARD FLEISCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1980.  EMI Films.  Screenplay by Herbert Baker, adaptation by Stephen H. Foreman, based on the play by Samson Raphaelson.  Cinematography by Isidore Mankofsky.  Produced by … Continue reading

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February 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sleuth (1972)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1972.  Palomar Pictures.  Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, based on his play.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Morton Gottlieb.  Music by John Addison.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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September 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Queen Is Crowned (1953)

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1953.  The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Christopher Fry.  Produced by Castleton Knight.  Music by Guy Warrack.  Academy Awards 1953.  Golden Globe Awards 1953.   The events surrounding the coronation of … Continue reading

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January 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Entertainer (1960)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Woodfall Film Productions.  Screenplay by John Osborne, Nigel Kneale, adaptation by John Osborne, based on his play.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by … Continue reading

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October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Romeo And Juliet (1968)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Italy, 1968.  BHE Films, Verona Produzione, Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Franco Brusati, Masolino D’Amico, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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March 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

49th Parallel (The Invaders) (1941)

MICHAEL POWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1941.  Ortus Films.  Scenario by Rodney Ackland, Emeric Pressburger, Original story and screenplay by Emeric Pressburger.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Michael Powell.  Music by Ralph … Continue reading

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December 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Wheel Productions.  Screenplay by John Mortimer, Penelope Mortimer, based on the novel by Marryam Modell.  Cinematography by Denys N. Coop. Produced by Otto … Continue reading

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December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Richard III (1955)

BBBB (out of 5) Once you get over the silly fake nose and wig that seems to come out of an episode of The Smurfs, you’ll thoroughly enjoy Laurence Olivier‘s … Continue reading

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December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Prince And The Showgirl

BBB (out of 5) Magnificent performances atone for a sluggish pace and lack of energy. Marilyn Monroe gives an deliciously insightful performance as a worldly and wise cabaret singer who … Continue reading

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December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Henry V (The Chronicle History Of King Henry the Fift With His Battell At Agincourt In France)

BBBBB (out of 5) Laurence Olivier brought dramatic Shakespeare to the sound and colour screen for the first time, proving that even a historical play done in highly stylized prose … Continue reading

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December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hamlet (1948)

BBBBB (out of 5) Moody, atmospheric adaptation of the Bard’s most popular tragedy, directed with noirish zeal by Laurence Olivier. He also plays the title role, the very confused Prince … Continue reading

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December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment