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Made two years after the blistering Sunset Boulevard, this film similarly puts Hollywood under the microscope and discovers a lot of unpleasant things crawling around. Kirk Douglas has a role to die for, and knows it – he pulls out all the stops playing the talented, mercurial and apparently utterly cold-blooded movie mogul Jonathan Shields. As the friends and lover he has used and abused gather to hear a plea from this on-the-skids former enfant terrible, we see how his rise became a fall. It’s as addictive as a soap opera but has a hard edge and brilliant wit. As irresistible as its protagonist.
Barbed satire of Hollywood ambition that follows the trials and tribulations of being a film producer.
14+ years 119 mins
One of the darkest portraits of Hollywood ever made, director Billy Wilder's classic film is the story of a fading screen goddess.
11+ years 105 mins
Widely considered the best musical ever made, this tribute to Hollywood is about an actress who can't sing trying to move into sound films.
All ages 98 mins
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