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Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

This Is The Army (1943)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1943.  Warner Bros.  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, Claude Binyon, based on the plays Yip Yip Yaphank and This Is The Army by … Continue reading

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November 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Berkeley In The Sixties (1990)

MARK KITCHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Kitchell Films, P.O.V. Theatricals.  Screenplay by Susan Griffin, Mark Kitchell, Stephen Most. Cinematography by Stephen Lighthill.  Produced by Mark Kitchell.  Film … Continue reading

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August 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Resisting Enemy Interrogation (1944)

BERNARD VORHAUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1944.  First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces.  Screenplay by Harold Medford.  Produced by Ronald Reagan.  Music by David Rose.  Academy Awards 1944.   A good example … Continue reading

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October 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hollywood On Trial (1976)

DAVID HELPERN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Cinema Associates.  Screenplay by Arnie Reisman.  Cinematography by Barry Abrams.  Produced by James C. Gutman.  Film Editing by Frank Galvin.  Academy Awards 1977.  Toronto International Film … Continue reading

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May 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Killers (1964)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1964.  Revue Studios.  Screenplay by Gene L. Coon, based on the story by Ernest Hemingway.  Cinematography by Richard L. Rawlings.  Produced by Don Siegel.  Music by John Williams.  Production … Continue reading

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February 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kings Row (1942)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1942.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, based on the novel by Henry Bellamann.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  Production … Continue reading

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February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vito

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Sixteen years after the excellent documentary The Celluloid Closet, based on the book by Vito Russo, comes this superb documentary about the life of the man … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

House Of Boys

BBB (out of 5) The early days of the AIDS crisis are combined with a gay remake of Burlesque in this heartfelt, enjoyable but strangely fluffy British melodrama. Young teenager … Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dark Victory (1939)

EDMUND GOULDING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1939.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Casey Robinson, from the play by George Emerson Brewer Jr., Bertram Bloch.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by … Continue reading

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August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Decade Under The Influence (2003)

TED DEMME, RICHARD LaGRAVENESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2003.  Constant Communication, Written in Stone.  Cinematography by Tony C. Jannelli, Clyde W. Smith.  Produced by Ted Demme, Jerry Kupfer, Richard LaGravenese, … Continue reading

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July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Santa Fe Trail (1940)

MICHAEL CURTIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1940.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert Buckner.  Cinematography by Sol Polito.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Errol Flynn, John Hughes.  Costume Design … Continue reading

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July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why We Fight

BBBBB (out of 5) Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki has created an engrossing, intelligent and fascinating documentary about the history of American warfare in the twentieth century and beyond. Beginning with Eisenhower’s … Continue reading

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June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment