"The Player" is an acerbic, satiric look at Hollywood, as...

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April 23, 1992|By Stephen Hunter

"The Player" is an acerbic, satiric look at Hollywood, as put together by Hollywood exile Robert Altman. It follows an ambitious young producer as he tries to navigate his way through some career obstacles, including murder. Rated R.

"White Sands" features Willem Dafoe as a deputy sheriff in New Mexico who goes undercover to find a murderer. Mickey Rourke plays his nemesis, a heavy-lidded CIA lizard. Rated R.

"Toto le Heros" is a wondrous Belgian film in which a bitter old man sets out to murder a rival and ends up recovering his own life. Unrated.

"Passed Away" is a macabre comedy that watches as a scattered New England clan reorganizes itself after the death of its patriarch. William Peters, Bob Hoskins, Blair Brown, Nancy Travis and Pamela Reed are among the survivors. Rated PG-13.

"Year of the Comet" is a romance between a wine lover and beer drinker. Penelope Ann Miller stars and Peter Yates directed. Rated PG-13.

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