In our next Rialto Recommends Robert Altman takes on Hollywood in THE PLAYER starring Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dean Stockwell, Richard E. Grant and others. A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected, but which one? Bitingly cynical without succumbing to bitterness, THE PLAYER is one of the all-time great Hollywood satires -- and an ensemble-driven highlight of the Altman oeuvre. Variety said "Mercilessly satiric yet good-natured, this enormously entertaining slam dunk quite possibly is the most resonant Hollywood saga since the days of Sunset Blvd. and The Bad and the Beautiful." While Newsweek proclaimed "Hilarious and deadly, this may be Altman's most completely realized film since his glory days in the '70s." THE PLAYER is streaming on HBOMax and the Criterion Channel or available to rent for a modest fee from Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, and Vudu.