The Player

1992, 124m, DCP, U.S.

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Screened January 29–February 1, 2018

In this scathingly funny and tantalizing tale in which movie studio executive Tim Robbins covers up a murder, Altman triumphantly returned to the front ranks while setting a new standard of verisimilitude in depicting the film business; star-spotting is off the charts as living and working in a company town is matter-of-factly anatomized. The dozens of cameos include both Andie MacDowell and Malcolm McDowell, Burt Reynolds, Buck Henry, Susan Sarandon etc, etc.—but the best duo is saved for last.

A film by Robert Altman