My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Arrowsmith (1931)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1931.  John Ford Productions.  Screenplay by Sidney Howard, based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis.  Cinematography by Ray June.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production … Continue reading

Rate this:

October 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Transatlantic (1931)

WILLIAM K. HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1931.  Fox Film Corporation.  Directed by William K. Howard.  Screenplay by Guy Bolton, Lynn Starling.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Music by Carli Elinor.  Production Design by Gordon … Continue reading

Rate this:

March 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1945.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Robert Riskin, Harry Kurnitz, Screenplay by Robert Riskin, Dwight Taylor, based on characters created by Dashiell Hammett.  Cinematography by Karl Freund.  Produced by … Continue reading

Rate this:

February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Airport 1975

BB.5 (out of 5) Although dismissed for their lack of quality when they were first released, the Airport movies have since taken on a quality of kitsch that makes them … Continue reading

Rate this:

January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

H.C. POTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1948.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank, based on the novel by Eric Hodgins.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Melvin Frank, Norman … Continue reading

Rate this:

December 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Great Ziegfeld

BB (out of 5) Lord only know what moviegoers of the thirties saw in this tepid musical biography of showman Florenz Ziegfeld (played here by William Powell). It’s not that … Continue reading

Rate this:

November 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Bachelor And The Bobby-Soxer

BBB (out of 5) Witty but dated romantic comedy featuring a grown-up Shirley Temple as a lovelorn teenager.  While her older sister Myrna Loy flouts tradition by remaining single and working … Continue reading

Rate this:

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Best Years Of Our Lives

BBB (out of 5) This extremely popular wartime drama won the Best Picture Academy Award in 1946 but hasn’t really aged all that well.  It describes the life of a … Continue reading

Rate this:

August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Jazz Singer (1927)

BBB (out of 5) Monumental in its day, this film now seems like nothing but pure, unadulterated corn. Al Jolson is peppy as a Jewish boy who is expected by … Continue reading

Rate this:

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Another Thin Man (1939)

W.S. VAN DYKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1939.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, based on the original story by Dashiell Hammett.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels, Oliver T. Marsh.  Produced … Continue reading

Rate this:

June 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

After The Thin Man (1936)

W.S. VAN DYKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1936.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, based on characters created by Dashiell Hammett.  Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh.  Produced by Hunt Stromberg.  Music by … Continue reading

Rate this:

June 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

W.S. VAN DYKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1934.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Oliver H.P. Garrett, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, based on a story by Arthur Caesar.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by David … Continue reading

Rate this:

June 29, 2013 · Leave a comment