#25 in my Ranking of Billy Wilder movies. This is such a sad way for the great Billy Wilder to end his career. After everything he made, he’d never made a bad film until this. He’d had less than successful ones, but never one that was actually outright bad. Until this, his final film. Some… Continue reading Buddy Buddy
#23 in my Ranking of Billy Wilder movies. If you don’t see the twist coming from a mile away, then this might be the first movie you’ve ever seen. It’s obvious, and a bit frustrating that the movie holds onto that secret so long, but it does get revealed at the halfway point allowing the… Continue reading Fedora
#12 in my Ranking of Billy Wilder movies. The latest in a series of adaptations of a play from the early 20th century, The Front Page is an enjoyable and highly entertaining look at the journalistic trade. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau both shine in this movie, their third collaboration, and Billy Wilder keeps things… Continue reading The Front Page (1974)
#19 in my Ranking of Billy Wilder movies. Billy Wilder occasionally made a movie romance where the underlying logic of the central relationship can raise some eyebrows if you think about it for too long. The budding romance between a military officer and the grown woman he thinks is only fourteen years old in The… Continue reading Avanti!
#15 in my Ranking of Billy Wilder movies. With knowing winks and nods, Billy Wilder tells a witty and fun Sherlock Holmes tale. It was originally planned and even shot to be a much larger movie with more individual episodes (which made cutting it down from three and a half hours to two hours and… Continue reading The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes