A hilarious and deftly convincing satire of contemporary Hollywood, courtesy of industry "bad boy" Robert Altman. Lighter in tone than classic exposes like THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, THE PLAYER sees Tinseltown as run by power brokers who are not so much ruthless as they are inept and
insecure. The film's lackadaisical plot, about a production executive (Tim Robbins) who murders a writer (Vincent D'Onofrio), is really just an excuse for an Altmanesque tour of make-believe-land. Along the way, we encounter the dead man's girlfriend, a radiantly composed artist who never
completes a painting (Greta Scacchi); an industry whiz-kid who gives great car-phone (Peter Gallag...