My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Seat In Shadow (2016)

HENRY COOMBES Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.  United Kingdom/Spain, 2016.  La Belle Allee Productions.  Screenplay by Henry Coombes, David Sillars.  Cinematography by David Liddell.  Produced by Deva Smith.  Music … Continue reading

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November 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1967.  Universal Pictures, Ross Hunter Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Morris.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by … Continue reading

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May 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

All That Heaven Allows

BBBBB (out of 5) Widow Jane Wyman befriends her handsome young gardener (Rock Hudson) and finds an escape from her snooty society friends in his company. This upstairs-downstairs romance between two … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Imitation Of Life (1959)

BBBB (out of 5) The subliminal messages in this Douglas Sirk soaper are just as timely as they were in All That Heaven Allows, even though the overall effect isn’t … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Magnificent Obsession

BBB (out of 5) Lesser Douglas Sirk soaper is chock full of his beautiful knack for dramatic colour photography but is riddled by a melodramatic storyline.  Jane Wyman‘s husband dies … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

All I Desire

BBB (out of 5) Barbara Stanwyck returns to the tiny town in Wisconsin that she abandoned ten years earlier to pursue her dreams as an actress, finding her former husband embittered … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Madame X

BB.5 (out of 5) The classic tearjerker that has been remade more times than Dracula and Frankenstein. Most people who refer to it nowadays are generally talking about this version, … Continue reading

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December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment