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[11] Inherent Vice - Best Costume Design

“Inherent Vice”

Heading to the ’70s gives “Inherent Vice” all the opportunities to do special things with their costume design and for the most part they do.

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Inherent Vice (2014 film)

Whoa. This movie was really good.

Knowing this was an adaptation of a Pynchon novel and seeing the reviews most cunningly coin it ‘incoherent vice’, I was expecting an aesthetically pleasing albeit nonsensical stoner tale. 468 more words


2014 Revisited: "Inherent Vice"

Some parts Chinatown, Easy Rider, The Long Goodbye, but wholly Paul Thomas Anderson, the director’s latest film, Inherent Vice is about as freely defined as one of the marijuana clouds we see floating in the Los Angeles air in this 1970s stoner noir. 812 more words


Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson is something of an enigma. His films explore dark themes and highlight the very worst of human behavior. From Boogie Nights to The Master, he places well known actors in his films which pushes the envelope a bit and they deliver performances that are certainly outside of their comfort zones. 505 more words

A Narrative Guaranteed to Frustrate - Inherent Vice (2014)

A disappointing mess.  Based on the Thomas Pynchon novel, this is about hippie private investigator (Joaquin Phoenix), looking into the disappearance of a former girlfriend, and crossing his fingers that he doesn’t lose his mind to drugs first.  579 more words


Mini Reviews: Burt's Buzz, Tomboy, and Inherent Vice

Maybe I should call these “quick” or “slightly shorter” reviews instead of “mini.” Idk. They are what they are.

Up today: Burt’s BuzzTomboy… 1,306 more words