Monday, December 20, 2021

All is Romcom, All is Blight

The holiday romcoms on Hallmark
Delivered no bite and but small bark.
In contrast, "Apartment"
Direct for the heart went
And knocked them all out of the ballpark.

Donald B. Benson

The Apartment (Billy Wilder; 1960), set in the holiday season, is either the funniest melodrama or darkest romantic comedy ever.

1 comment:

surly hack said...

It is kin to the many films noir with Christmas settings and dark themes.