My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Mummy’s Hand (1940)

CHRISTY CABANNE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1940.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Griffin Jay, Screenplay by Griffin Jay, Maxwell Shane, based on a 1932 screenplay by John L. … Continue reading

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April 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Black Magic (1949)

GREGORY RATOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Italy, 1949.  Edward Small Productions.  Screenplay by Charles Bennett, additional scenes and dialogue by Richard Schayer, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas pere.  Cinematography … Continue reading

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November 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Sword Of Lancelot (Lancelot And Guinevere) (1963)

CORNEL WILDE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Emblem Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Schayer, Cornel Wilde.  Cinematography by Harry Waxman.  Produced by Bernard Luber, Cornel Wilde.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Maurice Carter.  Costume Design … Continue reading

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February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Frankenstein (1931)

JAMES WHALE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1931.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Garrett Fort, Francis Edward Faragoh, Scenario edited by Richard Schayer, based on the composition by John L. Balderston, the play … Continue reading

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February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Mummy (1999)

BBB.5 (out of 5) A rollicking good time is to be had with this beautifully filmed though often heavy-handed remake of the classic Boris Karloff horror movie. In this updated … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Parlor, Bedroom And Bath (Romeo In Pyjamas)

BB.5 (out of 5) Yet another example of the awkward early days of sound, before the technology was sophisticated enough to capture a more natural rhythm of movement and dialogue. … Continue reading

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January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment


BBBB (out of 5) Director King Vidor put up his own salary to get MGM to produce the first studio production featuring an all-black cast, and thanks to his marvelous … Continue reading

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August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Mummy (1932)

BBBB (out of 5) Moody, gothic horror film from the early thirties that began a hugely successful franchise for Universal Studios. At an Egyptian dig site, three archaeologists discover an … Continue reading

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July 30, 2013 · 2 Comments