Sunset Boulevard ★★★★

I full on GASPED 3 solid times during this movie and that’s the only reason it’s getting such high marks. It truly was the most unexpected, expected movie I could have ever watched. I do prefer Wilder’s other films over this one, but I will say that this one does have some redeeming qualities. Those being Wilder’s ridiculousness being toned down a bit to fit a more dramatic structure and tone. I really saw the beginnings of Mulholland Drive in this movie and whether that influence was apparent to Lynch or not the comparison still stands. Also, THAT MONKEY TOOK ME OUT!!!!