A Streetcar Named Desire ★★★★★

Some thoughts on Marlon Brando:
Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire is the epitome of raw talent. His layered and violently visceral performance of Stanley Kowalski is one for the ages as he swaggers and stumbles his way through the film. He goes toe to toe with Vivian Leigh and Kim Hunter and it's impossible to look away as he swings from charisma to rage to regret and back again. It's no wonder that everyone in Hollywood stood up and took notice of him after this film - he breathed life into writer Tennessee Williams' villain in a way that made him magnetic, deplorable, pitiable; and, most of all, truly memorable.