ACE IN THE HOLE (1951)

An ultra-cynical satire of the news media and America in general, this is a movie that very much feels like it could have come out in 2021.

DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)

Perhaps the ultimate Film Noir, about two murderers who are not nearly as smart as they think they are.

SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)

The decaying remains of 1920s Hollywood entrap a hack writer and lure him to his doom.

SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)

I had, um, some issues with this comedy about cross-dressing and/or dudes that want to sleep with Marilyn Monroe.

THE APARTMENT (1960)

Winning performances set against stark corporate modernism highlight a fun comedy, albeit one with a surprising amount of attempted suicides.