My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Midnight Lace (1960)

DAVID MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1960.  Arwin Productions.  Screenplay by Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, based on the play Matilda Shouted Fire by Janet Green.  Cinematography by … Continue reading

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December 5, 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

Touch Of Evil (1958)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1958.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Orson Welles, based on the novel Badge of Evil by Whit Masterson.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Albert Zugsmith.  Music … Continue reading

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February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Stranger (1946)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1946.  International Pictures.  Story by Victor Trivas, Screenplay by Anthony Veiller, Adaptation by Victor Trivas, Decla Dunning.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music … Continue reading

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February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Breakfast In Hollywood (The Mad Hatter) (1946)

HAROLD D. SCHUSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1946.  Golden Pictures.  Story and Screenplay by Earl Baldwin.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Robert Golden.  Music by James Mayfield, John Leipold.  Production Design by William Flannery.  Film Editing … Continue reading

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February 14, 2014 · 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

Written On The Wind

BBB.5 (out of 5) Douglas Sirk’s gorgeously photographed drama is sort of like Giant on a much smaller scale. It tells of a Texas oil family whose son and daughter … 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

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

Arch Of Triumph (1948)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1948.  Enterprise Productions, Arch of Triumph Inc..  Screenplay by Lewis Milestone, Harry Brown, based on the novel serialized in Collins Magazine by Erich … Continue reading

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November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

That Touch Of Mink

BBB (out of 5) Doris Day is adorable in this stock romantic comedy about a temp worker who catches the eye of a wealthy businessman (Cary Grant) who wants to make … Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment