Amazon Studios continues to firm up its next batch of pilot orders. I hear the company is zeroing in on comedy Cosmopolitan from The Last Days Of Disco filmmaker Whit Stillman and drama Hysteria from Invasion creator Shaun Cassidy. Cosmopolitan,...Show More Summary
Its very full title: Love & Friendship: An Adaptation of Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novella Concerning the Beautiful Lady Susan Vernon, Her Loves and Friendships, and the Strange Antagonism of the DeCourcy Family. The book is inspired by the Jane Austen of the same name (though Jane was a teenager when... More »
The other night, I saw The Last Days of Disco for the first time. It's a Whit Stillman film, which means it's built on trenchant, bittersweet insights into the paranoia of young professionals who are trying to figure out what...
"Lady and the Tramp" Debate in "The Last Days of Disco" by Whit Stillman I re-watched "The Last Days of Disco" (1998) by Whit Stillman this weekend. I totally forgot that it's a reinterpretation of "Lady and the Tramp." It's...
Whit Stillman appears briefly in Girl Most Likely, when Kristen Wiig's character, a playwright, is introduced to him. (We won't say more than that so as not to spoil the movie.) When we saw Stillman last night, at a screening of the movie hosted by the Cinema Society, he made... More »
The trailers for: "Barcelona" "Damsels in Distress" "The Last Days of Disco" "Metropolitan"
The writer-director is heading to Cannes to hold meetings for his next movie project. read more
The legendary indie writer and director arrives in Toronto to screen a couple of his films and discuss his return to filmmaking. Metropolitan and The Last Days of Disco The Royal (608 College St.) December 12 & 13, 7:30 p.m. $17 each,...Show More Summary
Damsels in Distress. Now out on DVD, Whit Stillman's poignant little low-budget romcom about college life whose protagonists, a band...
I realized in the course of writing this that I have never seen a movie featuring Greta Gerwig in any capacity: Literally, not a one (not even the Whit Stillman movie, and I love Whit Stillman. Sorry, Whit). So right now, I have nothing to grab hold of with her. She is, to me, one Read More...
Whit Stillman of "Metropolitan" fame waited more than a decade to uncork the droll dialogue heard in "Damsels in Distress." He hasn't made a movie since 1998's "The Last Days of Disco," and you can tell he was holding plenty in. "Damsels," just released on Blu-ray and DVD, bears the auteur's cerebral stamp. Show More Summary
Film fanatics may yearn for the rare Paul Thomas Anderson, Terrence Malick, or Whit Stillman movie. But my director-to-pine-for has long been Amy Heckerling. Though she's dabbled in silly fare, makingEuropean Vacation under the National...Show More Summary
Whit Stillman's "charming yet quirky tale about a group of beautiful, female college students and their misguided ways of helping to cure their depressed classmates with a program of good scents and musical dance numbers" stars Greta Gerwig, Aubrey Plaza, and Adam Brody, who won't shut up, apparently. ... More »
Whit Stillman's Damsels in Distress is about to get some additional international mileage thanks to the release of the official video for Victoria Aitken's "Weekend Lover." The video for the song — whic hit No. 10 on the U.K. dance charts and is now catching fire in Germany — is composed entirely of scenes from [...]
On Tuesday night we hosted an event at Nitehawk to celebrate the classic Whit Stillman film Metropolitan, which was released about 22 years ago. Following the screening, Gothamist's Jen Chung moderated a Q&A with director Whit Stillman and actor Chris Eigeman. Show More Summary
Tuesday night I went to a special screening of Whit Stillman’s “Metropolitan,” with a Q&A with the director and actor Chris Eigeman after. I forgot how much I loved this movie, which is an ode to all things prep and Upper East Side in the late ’80s. The characters are all having existential crises about [...]
The director Whit Stillman say in this piece that he worked as an agent for illustrators and cartoonist as a day job in what looks like the late '80s and early '90s. Does anyone know anything about this, or is this another one of those...Show More Summary
Tomorrow night we are hosting a screening of Metropolitan at Nitehawk Cinemas, which will bring the rarely independent gem to the big screen once again, along with Whit Stillman and Chris Eigeman to the stage for a post-screening Q&A. Show More Summary
Whit Stillman takes his time. A renowned documenter of the well-educated and self-absorbed, the writer-director has made only four films in 22 years. His layered depictions of the "urban haute bourgeoisie" are, though rare, singularShow More Summary
Whit Stillman's debut film, Metropolitan was released on August 3rd, 1990, and it's aged so very well over the past 22 years, hasn't it? On August 28th at Nitehawk Cinema we'll be revisiting the "urban haute bourgeoisie" of Manhattan's upper regions, and you're invited. Show More Summary