Review: Damsels in Distress reminds why we still need Whit Stillman

Whit Stillman has been away from movies for so long you may not even remember he was gone. But thanks to "Damsels in Distress," you’ll notice he’s back. Stillman built a devoted indie following in the ‘90s with the crackling dialogue and sophisticated wit of his "yuppie trilogy": 1990’s "Metropolitan" (Oscar nominated for best original screenplay), 1994’s "Barcelona" and 1998’s "The Last Days of Disco." These "comedies of manners" explored the romantic neuroses of WASPy friends from solid socioeconomic backgrounds.


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