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As Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard turns 70, a look at the psycho-biddy genre it preceded
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As Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard turns 70, a look at the psycho-biddy genre it preceded

Sunset Boulevard saw Gloria Swanson play Norma Desmond, an ageing silent film diva now forgotten with the advent of sound. She descends into madness when the screenwriter-turned-lover she hires for her epic comeback film, decided to leave her for a younger woman.

Berlinale 2020 to host conversations between filmmakers, including the wonderfully eccentric Swedish director Roy Andersson
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Berlinale 2020 to host conversations between filmmakers, including the wonderfully eccentric Swedish director Roy Andersson

Roy Andersson is genuinely hilarious and truly original as can be deduced from his Living trilogy, which excels in 'absurd' comedy.

Remembering Kirk Douglas — an emblem of classical, rugged masculinity — through Billy Wilder's Ace in the Hole
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Remembering Kirk Douglas — an emblem of classical, rugged masculinity — through Billy Wilder's Ace in the Hole

Made by Paramount studios and starring Kirk Douglas who passed away this month, Ace in the Hole (1951) is one of Billy Wilder’s best-known pictures.