Not a masterpiece, but interesting. He can't quite land the Polanski claustrophobia, but I don't think that's entirely a bad thing - it's a more open, freeform movie generally. I'm sure anyone writing a paper on the class or gender dynamics in Altman's movies would find a lot to write about here - it's interesting that generally, he seems drawn to dynamics where the woman's in some sense in a position of power over the man - whether economic as…
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Still basically flawless. "Poetic" is probably an overused word in film criticism, but when I think about the ending I keep thinking of a line of WB Yeats (which I can't source now and am probably going to butcher in paraphrase), that the key to a great poem is the use of a word which is intellectually surprising but in hindsight inevitable.
Like Trouble Every Day, this uses an extreme choice of subject matter to represent the pretty much universal,…