Sunset Boulevard ★★★★

A lot of directors, when making movies about making movies, can't seem to help themselves but romanticize the process and proclaim their love for the artful medium they hold most dear. Billy Wilder, on the other hand, fucking hates movies, the people who make them, and especially you for watching them.

Also, shout out for using 4th wall breaks to highlight paradoxical thematic elements and not just dumb winking jokes aimed at the slowest members of the audience.

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