Here are some excellent new articles on Whit Stillman’s Amazon show The Cosmopolitans.
The Cosmopolitans hits on familiar themes that should charm Stillman fans. There’s even a callback to the Sambola, which Greta Gerwig’s Violet was so determined to make an international dance craze in Damsels in Distress.
Yet, the real gem is Carrie MacLemore as she dissects everything she sees with a precise, inscrutable nature mixed with naivety. It’s always fascinating to just watch what her face is doing. The pilot is witty, insightful, biting, and arguably has the most to say out of any of the current Amazon offerings. The dialogue just flows, making The Cosmopolitans a comfort to be around.
As with his features, Stillman lets his characters indulge in ultra-white-people problems while gently chuckling at them for it.
Screen caps from the show.