My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

A Little Romance (1979)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  France/USA, 1979.  Orion Pictures, Pan Arts, Trinacra Films.  Screenplay by Allan Burns, based on the novel E=mc2 Mon Amour by Claude … Continue reading

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October 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Frogmen (1951)

LLOYD BACON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox,.  Story by Oscar Millard, Screenplay by John Tucker Battle.  Cinematography by Norbert Brodine.  Produced by Samuel G. … Continue reading

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August 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Let There Be Light (1946)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1946.  U.S. Army Pictorial Services.  Screenplay by John Huston.  Cinematography by Stanley Cortez, John Doran, Lloyd Fromm, John Huston, Joe Jackman, George Smith.   Music by … Continue reading

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August 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

What’s The Matter With Helen? (1971)

CURTIS HARRINGTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1971.  Filmways Pictures, Raymax Productions.  Screenplay by Henry Farrell.  Cinematography by Lucien Ballard.  Produced by George Edwards.  Music by David Raksin.  Production Design by Eugène Lourié.  Costume Design by Morton … Continue reading

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March 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Pirates (1986)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  France/Tunisia, 1986.  Carthago Films S.a.r.l., Accent Films, Cominco.  Screenplay by Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski, from a screenplay by John Brownjohn.  Cinematography by Witold Sobocinski.  Produced by … Continue reading

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September 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Three Coins In The Fountain (1954)

JEAN NEGULESCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by John Patrick, based on a novel by John H. Secondari.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Sol C. … Continue reading

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December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Sand Pebbles (1966)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. USA, 1966.  Robert Wise Productions, Solar Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Robert Anderson, based on the novel by Richard McKenna.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.  Produced by … Continue reading

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February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Sound Of Music (1965)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1965.  Robert Wise Productions, Argyle Enterprises.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, with the partial use of ideas by George Hurdalek, from the stage musical … Continue reading

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February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Edmund H. North, based on a story by Harry Bates.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Julian Blaustein.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design … Continue reading

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February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Taras Bulba

BBB (out of 5) Anyone looking for a how-to guide on being the perfect Cossack need look no further than this bloated but strangely enjoyable drama starring Yul Brynner and Tony … Continue reading

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February 5, 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

The Big Lift

BBB (out of 5) Following the second World War, Russia’s blockade of Berlin cuts off its access to the outside world, prompting the Allies to airlift food and medical supplies … Continue reading

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January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment