Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship is number 5 on Richard Brody’s The New Yorker’s Best Movies of 2016.
Brody also picked Stillman as one of best directors, Kate Beckinsale as one of the best actresses, Tom Bennett as one of the best supporting actors, and Whit Stillman again for one of the best screenplays of 2016.
Greta Gerwig, who played the lead in Whit Stillman’s Damsels in Distress comes out with another amazing performance in Mistress America. Gerwig also co wrote the screenplay with Noah Baumbach. Richard Brody at The New Yorker has this to say about Gerwig’s latest outing.
Baumbach fills his cast with actors who are deft talkers, starting with Gerwig, whose mercurial delivery of the dialogue should be no surprise after her performance in Whit Stillman’s “Damsels in Distress,” which channels Katharine Hepburn’s linguistic acrobatics.
And that’s why “Barcelona” is a comedy, and why the romance that drives it is so subtle and so complex. Stillman’s current project is a pilot for a Web series set, once more, among American expatriates, this time in Paris; it’s called “The Cosmopolitans,” and I’m jumping out of my skin with impatience to see it.