Monday, February 28, 2011

The Player (1992)

Meta alert! This movie about making movies had mad buzz when it came out in the early 1990s. Film god Robert Altman, whose previous mainstream offering was the fiasco Popeye, came correct with this cameo-heavy thriller/comedy/noir. Tim Robbins plays a studio executive who, when not deciding whether to greenlight gems like The Graduate II, gets caught up in all manner of seedy intrigue. I remember this one as being almost too clever and subversive to be believed, but I wonder how well it has aged? The business of movie making has changed so much in the past, gulp, almost twenty years, will the script still keep its hyper-modern edge? Will that Cher cameo carry the same charge? Stay tuned!

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