(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: Sunset Boulevard

Where You Can Stream It: Crackle

The Pitch: Billy Wilder directs a deliciously macabre satire of Hollywood starring Gloria Swanson as the delusional diva Norma Desmond, who lives in a dilapidated mansion and yearns for a return to the spotlight. William Holden is the young writer Norma pounces on to engineer her return to Hollywood, and who ultimately meets a tragic end.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Billy Wilder’s masterpiece of social satire, Sunset Boulevard is a Gothic horror meets film noir that is crafted like a whodunnit, but the question is less about the culprit of a crime than it is about the ruthless Hollywood system that would drive an aging diva to madness.

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Hoai-Tran Bui’s Favorite Movies of All Time

Hoai-Tran Bui's Favorite Movies of All Time

Hey, /Film. What’s a nice place like you doing in a girl like this? Wait, let me start over…

My name is Hoai-Tran Bui, and I’m just happy to be here. Before you ask me how to pronounce my name (not important, and you’d probably get it wrong anyway), let me tell you about my favorite films.

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In this week’s /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley praise the directorial talents of the Duplass Brothers, decry the way the Hollywood system objectifies women, appreciate the low-budget directing talents of Vincenzo Natali, and fail to get excited for a Les Grossman film. Special guest Katey Rich joins us from Cinema Blend.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us next week on Monday night at Slashfilm’s live page as we review Toy Story 3.

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Infographic: Famous Movie Quotes


FlowingData have converted some of the most famous movie quotes in this history of cinema into an infographic. Check it out, embedded after the jump.

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