My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Sinful Davey (1969)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Mirisch-Webb, The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by James R. Webb, based on the novel by David Haggart.  Cinematography by Edward … Continue reading

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July 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Billy Budd

BBB.5 (out of 5) Diverting drama is a dark side to Horatio Hornblower. Peter Ustinov stars and directs as the captain aboard an eighteenth-century ship that has undergone various crew changes, … Continue reading

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February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Martin Luther (1953)

IRVING PICHEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/West Germany, 1953.  RD-DR Productions, The Lutheran Church in America, Luther Filmgesellshaft, Louis De Rochemont Associates.  Screenplay by Theodore G. Tappert, Jaroslav Pelikan, researched and prepared … Continue reading

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December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Edge Of The World (1937)

MICHAEL POWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1937.  Joe Rock Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Powell.  Cinematography by Monty Bergman, Skeets Kelly, Ernest Palmer.  Produced by Joe Rock.  Music by Lambert Williamson.  Production Design by W. … Continue reading

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December 13, 2013 · 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

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

Becket

BBBBB (out of 5) The relationship between Kenry Henry II of England and his best friend Thomas Becket, later to become the Archbishop of Canterbury, makes for an unforgettable viewing … Continue reading

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August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

BBB.5 (out of 5) John Le Carre’s spy novel and this subsequent film adaptation came out at the perfect time to give the world the ultimate James Bond antidote. Where … Continue reading

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August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Anna Karenina (1948)

BB.5 (out of 5) Vivien Leigh tries but she can’t recapture the glamour and tragedy of the Greta Garbo version. This adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, which like all the … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lust For Life (1956)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Norman Corwin, based on the novel by Irving Stone.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan, Freddie Young.  Produced by John Houseman.  Music by … Continue reading

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July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jason And The Argonauts

BBBB (out of 5) This is a wonderful adventure film, whose commitment to imaginative fancy makes it so easily enjoyable, and whose strong direction and excellent production values easily override … Continue reading

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June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment