Naweed’s review published on Letterboxd:
My first Billy Wilder film! I know it took me long enough. The Apartment and Double Indemnity are next.
As someone who loves movies so much, how can you not appreciate and love ones about Hollywood, especially the golden age. William Holden is good but Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond steals the show. She has right amount of grandeur, delusion and desperation as the fading star of yesteryear.
Great screenplay, directing and acting make this a classic for sure. This is what all film noirs aspire to be. Would also make a great double feature with Mulholland Drive which it reminded me of.