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THE PLAYER

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R, 124 min, 1992

Director: Robert Altman
Writer: Michael Tolkin (screenplay), Michael Tolkin (novel The Player)
Stars: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward

Robert Altman’s The Player is mainly two things: a sly Hollywood satire and an inky-black neo-noir thriller. Focusing on a serpentine mid-level studio executive named Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins), Altman and screenwriter/novelist Michael Tolkin (The Rapture) weave a fascinating and sometimes wickedly funny vision of the New Hollywood, in which storytelling is all about marketability, and everyone is a little cold around the heart. Continue reading

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