Sunset Boulevard ★★★★

Yes, this is razor-sharp and sad and clever (if a bit more acid in tone than I remembered) and we're all trapped in Gloria Swanson's nightmare, so thanks a lot, Hollywood, but all I could think of when it got to the midway point where Gordon Cole was calling Norma Desmond on the phone to borrow her car was how much I'd like to watch a Twin Peaks prequel with a CG-deaged David Lynch playing a young Gordon Cole during his years as a PA or a gopher or a studio assistant or some such at Paramount, before he got the FBI bug. The fact the timeline wouldn't quite match up would only make it all the sweeter.

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