My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Riot In Cell Block 11 (1954)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Walter Wanger Productions.  Story and Screenplay by Richard Collins.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Walter Wanger.  Music by Herschel Burke Gilbert.  Production Design by Dave Milton.  Film Editing by Bruce … Continue reading

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February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

I Want To Live (1958)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1958.  Figaro.  Screenplay by Nelson Gidding, Don Mankiewicz, based on newspaper articles by Ed Montgomery and the letters of Barbara Graham.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by Walter … Continue reading

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February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Daniel Mainwaring, based on the Collier’s magazine serial by Jack Finney.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by Walter Mirisch, Walter Wanger.  Music by Carmen … Continue reading

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January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Smash-Up: The Story Of A Woman

BB (out of 5) Exceedingly talented singer Susan Hayward gives up her career to be supportive of her equally gifted crooner husband (Lee Bowman), taking up residence as his housewife … Continue reading

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September 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cleopatra (1963)

BBBB (out of 5) Yes, it’s the most damnably long movie in all cinema history, but if you’re in the right frame of mind you’ll have a great time. Elizabeth … Continue reading

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September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Cocoanuts

BBB (out of 5) The first Marx Brothers movie is a pretty funny comedy, but its awkward technology (as one of the first talkies) makes it more for the history books … Continue reading

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July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Joan Of Arc (1948)

VICTOR FLEMING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1948.  Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Maxwell Anderson, Andrew Solt, based on the play Joan Of Lorraine by Maxwell Anderson.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch, William … Continue reading

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July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Foreign Correspondent (1940)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1940.  Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Charles Bennett, Joan Harrison, dialogue by James Hilton, Robert Benchley.  Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Walter Wanger.  Music … Continue reading

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June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment