Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Maybe you should just look the other way.

Inherent Vice - 3/5
To quote another reviewer – this movie doesn’t give a shit about you. It’s certainly an experience to sit down and watch it. It’s nearly always compelling. But I don’t think it’s possible to make sense of it unless you sat down with Paul Thomas Anderson as he held your hand through each choice. It’s all in his head, and there’s not that one line, that “this is something that happens” that ties the whole room together. It’s the height of self-indulgence. A movie made only for him. But dude is talent, so I’m reluctant to tell him to stop. He can keep going as long as that obfuscation leads to an occasional transcendance. I just might not be as excited to rush in headlong anymore. 

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