The Player (1992)

Highly Recommended
USA
Feature Film

Director: Robert Altman
Writer: Michael Tolkin
Cinematography: Jean Lépine
Composer: Thomas Newman
Cast: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Brion James, Cynthia Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dean Stockwell, Richard E. Grant, Sydney Pollack, Lyle Lovett

Altman’s cracking film, a wonderfully jaundiced, satirical look at the politics and back-stage shenanigans of a Hollywood studio, with a perfunctory murder/blackmail MacGuffin of a plot, is an eye-opening and formally exciting if slightly cold work. Iain.Stott