My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Lucky Lady (1975)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1975.  Gruskoff/Venture Films.  Screenplay by Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Michael Gruskoff.  Music by Ralph Burns.  Production Design by John Barry. Costume Design by … Continue reading

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February 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Saturn 3 (1980)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 1980.  ITC Films.  Story by John Barry, Screenplay by Martin Amis.  Cinematography by Billy Williams.  Produced by Stanley Donen.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume … Continue reading

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May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Love Is Better Than Ever (The Light Fantastic) (1952)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ruth Brooks Flippen.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by William H. Wright.  Music by Lennie Hayton.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Gabriel Scognamillo.  Costume Design … Continue reading

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April 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Staircase (1969)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.  France/USA/United Kingdom, 1969.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Charles Dyer, based on his play.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Stanley Donen.  Music by Dudley Moore.  Production … Continue reading

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February 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Arabesque (1966)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1966.  Stanley Donen Films.  Screenplay by Julian Mitchell, Stanley Price, Peter Stone, based on the novel The Cypher by Gordon Cotler.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced … Continue reading

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July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Grass Is Greener

BBB (out of 5) In this so-so romantic comedy, an old-money British couple (Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr) live in part of their stately aristocratic home while the rest of it … Continue reading

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July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Indiscreet

BBBB (out of 5) Beautiful little charmer adapted by Norman Krasna from his play Kind Sir that feels as soft as the satin on Ingrid Bergman‘s dresses; it’s another great … Continue reading

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July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

BBBB.5 (out of 5) A young woman (Jane Powell) living in the Old Wild West meets a handsome fella (Howard Keel) and after one day takes up his offer to … Continue reading

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July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Singin’ In The Rain

BBBBB (out of 5) The classic musical that has never aged a day. Gene Kelly plays a movie star during a time when silent films were switching over to synchronized sound. … Continue reading

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July 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

On The Town

BBBB (out of 5) One of the most enjoyable of Gene Kelly‘s musicals is this terrific (though loose) adaptation of Leonard Bernstein’s play. Kelly, Jules Munshin and Frank Sinatra play three sailors … Continue reading

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July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Royal Wedding

BB.5 (out of 5) If you had the choice between this musical and The Band Wagon, I’d strongly recommend the latter (even The Barkleys of Broadway would be better). Fred … Continue reading

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June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Funny Face

BBB.5 (out of 5) Audrey Hepburn rarely looked lovelier than in this gorgeous musical comedy, inspired loosely by the career of photographer Richard Avedon. One of the most beautifully photographed colour … Continue reading

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June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment