How Sunset Boulevard Perfectly Captured the Way Actresses Are Cast Away After Reaching a Certain Age: A Self-Critical Look at Hollywood

In this article I am going to explore how Hollywood moved away from self reflection, and towards self-defence. Sunset Boulevard is the ultimate self-reflection. A critical look from within Hollywood at how female actresses are cast aside as soon as they are no longer physically attractive enough to star in films as ‘the young beauty’. …

The Surprising (Other) Reason for the Sunset Boulevard Allusion in Twin Peaks

Why is Billy Wilder's self-reflexive noir triumph, Sunset Boulevard (1950), the film chosen to serve as what may very well be the catalyst for Cooper's re-awakening in Twin Peaks: The Return? Aside from the obvious facts (e.g., that in Sunset Boulevard, film director Cecil B. DeMille utters a name shared by a major Twin Peaks …

All right, Mr. Lynch, I’m ready for my close-up! (Or Dale Is (finally) Back!) Homeward Bound, Part 15

Welcome back to Homeward Bound Part 15! And what a part it was! So much happening between part 14 and 15 that it’s starting to feel like we’re approaching the high point of the season. I certainly think so. Back to our scheduled programming for this week, of course, with Dale’s plot firmly back on …