Damsels in Distress, the long awaited Whit Stillman successor to Metropolitan and The Last Days of Disco, is an amusing take on campus life. If not at the level of inspiration of Stillman's other efforts, there is a Jane Austen-like approach to the battle of the sexes that will appeal to many viewers.
The era of rotating crystal balls, all-night dancing, relentless beats, and drugs is brought back to life by Whit Stillman in The Last Days of Disco. An excellent cast with evocative videography delivers a great watch.
Whit Stillman hits a cinematic home run in his debut film, Metropolitan, a spot-on character study of privileged youth in 1980s Manhattan. Grainy film and boxy soundtrack aside, this is an insightful examination of the debutante party scene, with great performances by a cast of largely unknown actors.
Sofia Coppola has delivered a comedy drama that is long on Bill Murray and pretty short on everything else as a philandering father attempts to convince his married daughter that her husband is also a philanderer.