films seen
11/26
average score
1.04*
nationality
Austria - 95 years old
status
R.I.P. (1906 - 2002)
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One of the big, classic American directors. From war to drama to screwball comedies, Wilder has done it all, though he rarely managed to elevate his work above banal Hollywood schmaltz. An icon, but I just can't stand most of his films.

Worthy but flawed

The Seven Year Itch

by Billy Wilder
1955 / 105m - USA
Comedy, Romance
2.5*/5.0*
The Seven Year Itch poster

Plain forgettable

The Apartment

by Billy Wilder
1960 / 125m - USA
Comedy, Romance
1.5*/5.0*
The Apartment poster

Ace in the Hole

by Billy Wilder
1951 / 111m - USA
Drama, Thriller
1.5*/5.0*
Ace in the Hole poster

A film that hasn't lost much of its relevance in 70 years time, but that simply speaks for the lack of social impact cinema has. The critique on the media is rather shallow, Douglas takes overacting to new extremes and Wilder's attempts at cynical drama feel contrived. The first half of the film is one of Wilder's better moments, but this film takes a fast and deep dive during the second half.

Big nopes

Kiss Me, Stupid

by Billy Wilder
1964 / 125m - USA
Comedy, Romance
1.0*/5.0*
Kiss Me, Stupid poster

Witness for the Prosecution

by Billy Wilder
1957 / 116m - USA
Mystery, Crime
1.0*/5.0*
Witness for the Prosecution poster

Sunset Blvd.

by Billy Wilder
1950 / 110m - USA
Drama, Thriller
1.0*/5.0*
Sunset Blvd. poster

Double Indemnity

by Billy Wilder
1944 / 107m - USA
Thriller, Crime
1.0*/5.0*
Double Indemnity poster

Irritation overload

One, Two, Three

by Billy Wilder
1961 / 104m - USA
Comedy
0.5*/5.0*
One, Two, Three poster

Some Like It Hot

by Billy Wilder
1959 / 121m - USA
Comedy, Romance
0.5*/5.0*
Some Like It Hot poster

Stalag 17

by Billy Wilder
1953 / 120m - USA
Comedy, War
0.5*/5.0*
Stalag 17 poster

The Lost Weekend

by Billy Wilder
1945 / 101m - USA
Thriller, Crime
0.5*/5.0*
The Lost Weekend poster