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Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

In Which We Serve (1942)

NOEL COWARD, DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1942.  Two Cities Films, The London Symphony Orchestra.  Screenplay by Noel Coward.  Cinematography by Ronald Neame.  Produced by … Continue reading

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August 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Major Barbara (1941)

GABRIEL PASCAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1941.  Gabriel Pascal Productions.  Screenplay by George Bernard Shaw, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ronald Neame.  Produced by Gabriel … Continue reading

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July 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blithe Spirit (1945)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1945.  Two Cities Films, Noel Coward-Cineguild.  Screenplay by David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan, based on the play by Noel … Continue reading

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May 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meteor (1979)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Hong Kong, 1979.  American International Pictures, Meteor Joint Venture, Palladium Productions, Shaw Brothers.  Story by Edmund H. North, Screenplay by Stanley Mann, Edmund … Continue reading

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May 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1942.  British National Films, The Archers.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Cinematography by Ronald Neame.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Scrooge

BB.5 (out of 5) Charles Dickens’ best known story is adapted into a big, colourful musical starring a mid-thirties Albert Finney hamming it up as the old miser who hates the … Continue reading

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November 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Chalk Garden

BBBB (out of 5) Hayley Mills plays a precocious teenager with a hyperactive brain who gets her governesses into trouble to alleviate her boredom. She does this much to the chagrin … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

I Could Go On Singing

BB.5 (out of 5) Judy Garland made her very last completed film in this marginally impressive musical, shot entirely in the UK. She plays a bitter, aging singer who desires to … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

First Monday In October (1981)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1981.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee, based on their play.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Paul M. Heller, Martha Scott.  Production … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Horse’s Mouth

BBBB (out of 5) Alec Guinness is a riot as an independently-spirited painter whose search for the great masterpiece that he knows is inside him takes him to various extremes of … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tunes Of Glory

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Fantastic British film featuring a squaring off between two pristine actors, in this case a showcase for the marvelous talents of Alec Guinness and John Mills. … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Maggie Smith earned her international reputation in this excellent British comedy-drama. She plays an eccentric Scottish teacher at an all-girls’ school in Edinburgh who pushes her pupils … Continue reading

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November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment