My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Divine Lady (1928)

FRANK LLOYD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1928.  First National Pictures.  Story by E. Barrington, Adaptation by Forrest Halsey, titles by Harry Carr, Edwin Justus Mayer.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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November 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Min and Bill (1930)

GEORGE W. HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1930.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Frances Marion, Marion Jackson, suggested by the book Dark Star by Lorna Moon.  Cinematography by Harold … Continue reading

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June 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Vagabond Lover (1929)

MARSHALL NEILAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1929.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by William LeBaron.  Music by Victor Baravalle.  Production Design by Max Ree.  Costume Design by Walter … Continue reading

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November 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tillie’s Punctured Romance

BBB (out of 5) Reportedly the very first feature film ever made. Charles Chaplin stars as a ruthless cad who marries the moderately attractive, rotund daughter of a millionaire (Marie Dressler) … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dinner At Eight (1933)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1933.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Frances Marion, Herman J. Mankiewicz, additional dialogue by Donald Ogden Stewart, based on the play by George S. Kaufman, … Continue reading

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July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

That’s Entertainment Part II

BBB.5 (out of 5) More greatest-hit clips from MGM’s vault, with the novelty wearing slightly thin but the material still entertaining. Hollywood veterans Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire take you on a … Continue reading

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June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Anna Christie (English Version) (1930)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1930.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Frances Marion, based on the play by Eugene O’Neill.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Paul Bern, Clarence Brown, Irving Thalberg.  Music by … Continue reading

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June 9, 2013 · Leave a comment