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Billy Wilder United States, 1950

Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Sunset Blvd.

Let it be said that Gloria Swanson is simultaneously ridiculous and horrifying, and in a bold move proves that being a complete ham can somehow become itself a great performance. Other than that I didn’t think it was all that, which probably has a lot to do with hype. That’s not to say it’s bad, in fact, it’s quite good, just not the masterpiece I was expecting. That ending though…