The Player

The Player ★★★★½

Only one man in Hollywood got to be its golden boy for a decade, then its pariah for another decade, only to return for a renaissance by savagely satirizing the whole fucking enterprise. That man is Altman. Robert Altman. 2017 is the year I vow to complete his filmography, which I'm close on, only to compile the full ranked list because what is an artist's appraisal without arbitrary adjudication? The Player makes for a brilliant watch post-La La Land digestion because, you know, cynicism.

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