Inherent Vice squanders a strong start in an orgy of wheel-spinning. Perhaps Anderson is indulging himself with one of those lengthy jokes in which the punchline is that there's no punchline.
The desire to make another film with Anderson was not the only reason Phoenix jumped into “Inherent Vice,” he said. After
Making a film is the art of retroactive hypnotism. And there is no greater cinema hypnotist than Paul Thomas Anderson. It's rare to see a movie simultaneously this interesting and this good; this incoherent and this profound; this frustrating and this enjoyable.
There are films that make you want to run to the bookstore or, in reality, Amazon.com. Any Jane Austen or Dickens adaptation. Atonement. Requiem for a Dream perhaps. Then there is Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice.
3. "Repo Man," directed by Alex Cox (1984) "Manson just fucked everything up for all these folks," Anderson said. "Used to
Jacobs: "Inherent Vice" was without a doubt the most enigmatic movie of the New York Film Festival lineup. We'd seen the
After months of not knowing much about "Inherent Vice" beyond its cast list and what's in Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel, the
Now that we know a little too much about Salinger, will the real Thomas Pynchon please step forward. It is time, Tom. I get it, the work is the message, the gift.
What do the reviewers say? Notable passage: "It was years into the marriage before Horst admitted to not being a domestic
Reese Witherspoon has used the weeks after her arrest in Atlanta for disorderly conduct to reunite with some of the collaborators behind her biggest success. Just one week after agreeing to star in "Three Little Words" with "Walk the Line" director James Mangold, Witherspoon has attached herself to appear opposite "Walk the Line" co-star Joaquin Phoenix in "Inherent Vice." "Walk the Line," as fans will recall, earned Witherspoon her first and only Academy Award for Best Actress.
"Inherent Vice" would count as one of Anderson's most star-studded efforts since 1999's "Magnolia," which featured everyone