Sunset Boulevard isn’t only Billy Wilder at his finest but the film is easily the best film ever made about Hollywood in cinematic history. The fate of Joe Gillis (William Holden) is doomed from the start. Upon flashing back, we later learn how he came to be in this most unfortunate situation. It turns out that Joe is having the worst luck as a screenwriter. He was unsuccessful in Sheldrake (Fred Clark) on a story. …"Sunset Boulevard: Billy Wilder At His Finest"
Oscar-winning actor James Cagney delivers one of his finest roles in Warner Bros. gangster drama White Heat after being away from the genre. The psychotic Arthur “Cody” Jarrett (James Cagney) is the leader of the aptly named Jarrett gang. While Cody is married to Verna (Virginia Mayo), one could certainly make the argument that he’s really married to his mother. The relationship here is certainly a character study in its own right. The gang robs…"White Heat: One of James Cagney’s Finest Roles"