With ‘Love & Friendship’ Whit Stillman delivers an amusing and clever adaptation of one of Jane Austen’s lesser known works.
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.
Whit Stillman’s 1990 peek into the lives of the young and rich socialites of New York arrives in a strong director approved Criterion Collection Blu-ray release.