Whit Stillman’s Valentine to New York at Christmas Time: ‘Metropolitan’

From the archives of The Village Voice (where Whit Stillman once wrote for), comes this article by Benjamin Strong about Metropolitan and its relation to Christmas.


Set “not so long ago” in a vague past (historical signifiers include checkered cabs and Channel 11 yuletide logs) Metropolitan is much more than an elegy for a subculture of privilege–it’s a valentine to New York City at Christmas time, rivaling anything Woody Allen ever put on screen. If you don’t have your own party to attend tonight, consider renting or purchasing Criterion’s excellent Metropolitan DVD. You’ll be doing something for the economy.