My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Golden Coach (Le carrosse d’or) (1952)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France/Italy, 1952.  Delphinus, Hoche Productions, Panaria Film.  Story and Screenplay by Jean Renoir, Jack Kirkland, Renzo Avanzo, Giulio Macchi, Ginette Doynel, inspired … Continue reading

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August 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

War And Peace (1956)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Italy, 1956.  Ponti-De Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Bridget Boland, Robert Westerby, King Vidor, Mario Camerini, Ennio De Concini, Ivo Perilli, based on … Continue reading

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July 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

King Kong (1976)

JOHN GUILLERMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1976.  Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the 1933 screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose, … Continue reading

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April 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ludwig (1972)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Italy/France/West Germany, 1972.  Mega Film, Cinétel, Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion, Divina-Film.  Story and Screenplay by Luchino Visconti, Enrico Medioli, collaboration with Suso Cecchi D’Amico.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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June 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bellissima (1951)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy, 1951.  Film Bellissima.  Story by Cesare Zavattini, Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Francesco Rosi, Luchino Visconti.  Cinematography by Piero Portalupi, Paul Ronald.  Produced by Savlo D’Angelo.  Music … Continue reading

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September 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Le Notti Bianche (White Nights) (1957)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy/France, 1957.  Cinematografica Associati, Intermondia Films, Vides Cinematografica.  Story and Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Luchino Visconti, based on the novel Belye Noci by Fyodor … Continue reading

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September 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Doctor Dolittle (1967)

B.5 (out of 5) Adaptation of the popular children’s novel is a downright embarrassing mess.  Rex Harrison gives a spirited performance as the famous doctor whose parrot speaks fluent English … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Barabbas (1961)

RICHARD FLEISCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Italy, 1961.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Screenplay by Christopher Fry, based on the novel by Par Lagerkvist.  Cinematography by Aldo Tonti. Produced by … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

I Vitelloni (The Young And The Passionate)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) One of Federico Fellini’s best films is this early drama about a group of friends growing up in a small Italian town. It’s rich with aching … Continue reading

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July 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Miracle In Milan (Miracolo A Milano) (1951)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Italy, 1951.  Produzioni De Sica, Ente Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche.  Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Mario Chiari, Adolfo Franci, … Continue reading

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July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment