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Inherent Vice

Written and Directed by P.T. Anderson
Based on Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

Last week I decided to watch The Godfather. Actually, I decided to watch… 1,465 more words

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By a Different Book Than I Have Known: Anderson Plays It Safe with Inherent Vice

It’s hard to talk about P. T. Anderson’s Inherent Vice without invoking its source material, Thomas Pynchon’s stoner noir, a wild, sex- and drugs-filled romp through a ’70s landscape filled with pointed caricatures of American excess. 655 more words

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The Master (2012) - We box it out.

The Master came with a wonderful bonus: if you bought into the characters the film is all, but the trailers, man, they’re the Expanded Universe.  And it was all released… 500 more words

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Favourites of 2014: Film

This year I continued my efforts to acquaint myself with reputed cinematic masterpieces, giving relatively short shrift to recent films. I would like to share a few words about some of the films I encountered. 2,104 more words

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Inherent Vice (2014) - scattertakes (1)

This comedy could not have landed at a better time.

“You’re not my brother!”  “No.  But maybe you need a keeper…?”

Brolin & Phoenix in Abbot & Costello’s 48 hours? 591 more words

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Infograph: The P.T. Anderson Scorecard

P.T. Anderson is back in theaters, with Inherent Vice gaining a wide release this weekend. He has built quite a career for himself. Any conversation about the best American filmmakers working today has to include his name. 39 more words

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The Sublime Incoherence of Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson is a auteur who has complete control over his vision and his films. So the fact that I understood just a tiny sliver of what was going on in Inherent Vice was likely his intention. 861 more words

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