My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Girl Who Had Everything (1953)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Art Cohn, based on the novel by Adela Rogers St. John and the play by Willard Mack.  Cinematography by Paul … Continue reading

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March 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Riot In Cell Block 11 (1954)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Walter Wanger Productions.  Story and Screenplay by Richard Collins.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Walter Wanger.  Music by Herschel Burke Gilbert.  Production Design by Dave Milton.  Film Editing by Bruce … Continue reading

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February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jubal (1956)

DELMER DAVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1956.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Russell S. Hughes, Delmer Daves, based on the novel by Paul Wellman.  Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..  Produced by William … Continue reading

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December 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Billy Rose’s Jumbo (1962)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1962.  Euterpe, Arwin Productions.  Screenplay by Sidney Sheldon, based on the book by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Martin Melcher, Joe Pasternak.  Music … Continue reading

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February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Big Heat (1953)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Sydney Boehm, based on a Saturday Evening Post serial article by William P. McGivern.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Robert … Continue reading

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October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Broken Lance

BBBB (out of 5) Excellent western by Edward Dmytryk and featuring a terrific performance by Spencer Tracy as a cattle baron who raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water … Continue reading

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July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment


BBBB (out of 5) Terrific thriller directed by Michael Crichton, also the famous novelist of books like Jurassic Park and Sphere. Genevieve Bujold is mesmerizing as a doctor who begins … Continue reading

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July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment