Sunset Boulevard ★★★★★

A fascinating and sadistic look behind Hollywood's infamous star-system and the filmmaking process. Wilder, utilising noir elements, pokes fun and psychotically prods the tensions and obsessions that Hollywood's elite suffer from once their image begins to fade. Likewise, the film reveals the mistreatment of the motion picture industry's workers and stance on originality. Writer Richard Corliss states it best by saying, "Sunset Boulevard is the definitive Hollywood horror movie". Wilder experiments with the illusion that celluloid gives to audiences, flipping said illusion on those within the motion picture industry.

Watched on Paramount Pictures' DVD