Sunset Boulevard ★★★★★

Part horror story, part film noir, "Sunset Boulevard" remains a deeply unsettling journey through the dark underbelly of Hollywood. Fame is a fleeting and cruel mistress, this much we know, but the invention of 'talkies' did, in fact, put a premature end to an artform that was still developing and creating works of importance around the globe. For all of its ugliness, "Sunset Boulevard" is truly a bittersweet ode to everything that was lost when silent cinema was abandoned by the studio system.

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