My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Scandal (Shûbun) (1950)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Japan, 1950.  Shochiku.  Screenplay by Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa.  Cinematography by Toshio Ubukata.  Produced by Takashi Koide.  Music by Fumio Hayasaka.  Production … Continue reading

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Kwaidan (Kaidan)

BBBBB (out of 5) This haunting film is a collection of ghost stories written by Lafcadio Hearn, a Greek-Irish journalist who moved to Japan and wrote under the name Koizumi … Continue reading

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October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

I Live In Fear: Record Of A Living Being (Ikimono No Kiroku) (1955)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Japan, 1955.  Toho Company.  Story by Akira Kurosawa, Fumio Hayasaka, Screenplay by Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni.  Cinematography by Asakazu Nakai.  Produced by Sojiro Motoki.  Music by Masaru … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Seven Samurai (The Magnificent Seven) (Shichinin No Samurai)

BBBBB (out of 5) Epic masterpiece by Akira Kurosawa, about a tiny Japanese village who hire seven samurai warriors to protect their village from bandits who are threatening their peace. … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Idiot (Hakuchi) (1951)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Japan, 1951.  Shôchiku Eiga.  Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Eijiro Hisaita, based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky.  Cinematography by Toshio Ubukata.  Produced by Takashi Koide.  Music by … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Quiet Duel (Shizukanaru Ketto) (1949)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Japan, 1949.  Daiei Motion Picture Company,Daiei Studios, Film Art Association.  Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Senkichi Taniguchi, based on the play by Kazuo Kikuta.  … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Life Of Oharu (Saikaku Ichidai Onna) (1952)

KENJI MIZOGUCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Japan, 1952.  Koi Productions, Shintoho Film Distribution Committee.  Screenplay by Kenji Mizoguchi, Yoshikata Yoda, based on the novel Koshuku Ichidai Onna by Saikaku Ihara.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment