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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


Inherent Vice

Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (Paul Thomas Anderson) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards

Nominated for Best Costume Design (Mark Bridges) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards… 457 more words



Written & Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

It is 1970, Los Angeles, California. Larry “Doc” Sportello is a private detective of the utmost stoner kind. He receives a visit from his ex-girlfriend Shasta and a semi-detective story unravels. 793 more words

Film Reviews

A Simple Wish

Before watching the movie:

I’m not sure if Matilda is intentionally being invoked by the posters, or if it’s more of a coincidence of starring Mara Wilson and having a 90s “whimsical fantasy” aesthetic. 794 more words