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Regrets Only For This Party

Movies: ‘The Party’

‘The Party,” writer/director Sally Potter’s latest movie, is basically a filmed play that aspires to mix farce and satire with a soupçon of tragedy. Shot in lustrous black and white, it is both arid and unforgiving of its characters. Its 71 minutes are more than enough for a splendid cast to fire volley after volley of cheap shots, many so flat-footed that you may long for the wit and brilliance of Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s script for “All About Eve.”

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