My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1927.  Gainsborough Pictures, Carlyle Blackwell Productions.  Screenplay by Eliot Stannard, from the novel and play by Marie Belloc Lowndes.  Cinematography by Gaetano di Ventimiglia.  Produced … Continue reading

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January 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Ladykillers (1955)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Positively hysterical comedy that makes for one of the very best of the Ealing films made in Britain in the fifties. Alec Guinness, under heavy makeup … Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Man Of Aran

BBB.5 (out of 5) Robert Flaherty’s interpretation of the word “documentary” is one that would definitely not be accepted today. Showing up on the Aran Islands off the coast of … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Passport To Pimlico

BBBB (out of 5) The exploding of an abandoned World War II bomb creates more trouble than anticipated in the post-war London neighbourhood of Pimlico. The explosion reveals a buried … Continue reading

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June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Secret Agent (1936)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1936.  Gaumont British Picture Corporation.  Screenplay by Charles Bennett, dialogue by Ian Hay, continuity by Alma Reville, additional dialogue by Jesse Lasky … Continue reading

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June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The 39 Steps (1935)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1935.  Gaumont British Picture Corporation.  Screenplay by Charles Bennett, dialogue by Ian Hay, based on the novel by John Buchan.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1934.  Gaumont British Picture Corporation.  Screenplay by Edwin Greenwood, A.R. Rawlinson, from a story by Charles Bennett, D.B. Wyndham-Lewis, additional dialogue by … Continue reading

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June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dead Of Night (1945)

ALBERTO CAVALCANTI, CHARLES CRICHTON, BASIL DEARDEN, ROBERT HAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1945.  Ealing Studios.  Screenplay by John Baines, Angus MacPhail, E.F. Benson, based on stories by H.G. Wells, … Continue reading

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June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Lavender Hill Mob

BBBB (out of 5) Alec Guinness is a riot as a doddering bank employee who decides to pull off a heist and be rich for the rest of his life. Teaming … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment