Will’s review published on Letterboxd:
It came to my senses that I had never seen a Billy Wilder film (I know... don't kill me) but my god do I now understand why this film is so legendary. It's easily turned into one of my favourite films that is based around Hollywood and film.
First thing I noticed, was the dialogue. It is so descriptive yet so snappy and fluent. I can only really think of one other film that is very much like this, which is Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, mainly because of its similar storyline. I absolutely loved the editing and the use of voiceover, It was really refreshing to see that a film made in 1950 would use such techniques. You can clearly see how important this is in the history of cinema. I can see so many films that have taken inspiration from this, especially Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.