Aidil Rusli from The Malaysian Insider writes:
Thirteen years is a long time to come up with a new film, especially when your first three films were quite highly regarded at the time they were released and are even more highly regarded now.
That’s exactly the story with Whit Stillman, one of the leading lights in American independent films in the early ‘90s alongside now almost forgotten names like Hal Hartley, Jim Jarmusch and Spike Lee.
In fact, you can actually say it’s 14 years since his last film, “The Last Days Of Disco”, was released in 1998 and his latest, “Damsels In Distress”, was released earlier this year (though it did premier at last year’s Venice Film Festival, which was held at the end of 2011).
Most people nowadays will know and have high regard for the films of Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, both quite famous for their unique way with dialogue and the very particular kind of acting in their films.