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Paul Thomas Anderson is known for making ultra-serious, lately very complicated movies for film lovers. It’s highly unlikely, in this day and age of multi billion-dollar, summer blockbuster movies, that he’ll ever make one of the highest grossing films of the year. As a result, some may assume this means the auteur looks down on superhero movies but this is not the case.
The best director Oscar nominations have been announced, and here are five filmmakers who will be pretty miffed that they weren't included in the fun.
The marketing for Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice has heavily leaned on the 1970s style of the stoner mystery, but this brand new trailer takes it to a whole other level. Check it out!
aul Thomas Anderson is a cinematic luminary. So when he stops to talk shop about his work as a director, anyone who is even remotely interested in movies needs to sit back, listen and take notes as Paul Thomas Anderson talks about his most recent film, Inherent Vice...
As pot head private eye Larry 'Doc' Sportello, Joaquin Phoenix is squarely at the center of Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, but his twisty-turny detective adventure puts him on the path to meet a full circus of very kooky characters. Ready to meet some of them?
This supercut of 2014's best shots of cinematography might just leave you with stars in your eyes. Check out what one editor thought was the best of the best after the jump.
After much agonizing, rank swapping, and last-minute screening squeeze-ins, I am ready to reveal my Top 10 for 2014 - and it’s a list of movies that made me feel hundreds of kinds of emotions throughout the year and that I plan to watch many times again in the future.
In case you didn't already realize, 2014 was a pretty damn good year for crime movies - and for proof of that fact, you need look no further than the latest supercut that has come across our desk.
All lists are subjective, and I’m sure we will disagree on certain selections. But these are the films that moved me most, the ones that either hit with the largest impact or stuck with the greatest intensity.
Jena Malone got off to a relatively fast start in Hollywood. Her breakout role in Saved! helped define her career path, but she continued to challenger herself (and her image) in movies like Pride & Prejudice and Sucker Punch.
In addition to this year featuring many outstanding leading men roles, we have also seen some truly incredible smaller character work from actors like J.K. Simmons, and Edward Norton. That being said, the Golden Globes have made the mistake of failing to nominate the true best supporting actor performance of the year.
Cities listed at the end of this Inherent Vice clip will get to check the movie out on Saturday, December 13, as part of an early screening series. The rest of you will have to wait, as Vice makes its way across the country. You are in for a puzzle. A riddle. A treat.
I'm sorry to be the buzz kill to the P.T. Anderson party. But this is a long, complicated noir is so choked in stoner logic that its plot reeks of incoherence.
The seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and an adaptation of the book from famous recluse author Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice centers on Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix), a pothead private detective living in Los Angeles in the early 1970s. The story begins as the hippy gumshoe gets roped into a case involving his ex-girlfriend (Katherine Waterston), who believes that her millionaire boyfriend’s wife and her lover are planning to have him committed to an insane asylum.
To this point the only footage we've seen came in a half-second flash in the NYFF's trailer, and the look of most of the actors in the film - with the exception of Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin - have yet to be revealed. The good news is that today we can add one more name to that list: Reese Witherspoon.
The Toronto International Film Festival is still raging, but the New York Film Festival is eager to steal focus with a new trailer that boasts our fist look at actual footage from Paul Thomas Anderson's hotly anticipated Inherent Vice.
Now that the summer season is coming to a close, we can start turning our attention towards the fall and, specifically, awards season. And there's some amazing stuff coming down the pike. The next few months will be delivering new titles from filmmakers like David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Bennett Miller, and Ridley Scott - but right now we're going to focus on the latest feature from Paul Thomas Anderson.
The flashier names are familiar to anyone who followed Cannes this year. Bennett Miller's murder mystery Foxcatcher will be a part of the fest, as will Alice Rohrwacher's The Wonders and Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner.
Paul Thomas Anderson and Joaquin Phoenix are aiming for a two picture hot streak with their detective noir/comedy film, Inherent Vice. Early reviews are coming in, and not only are they praising the film as a weirdly funny experience – but you'll never guess who's being pegged as the current MVP of the cast!
We have already seen an impressive number of truly amazing films come out so far in 2014, from Wes Anderson's magnificent and hilarious The Grand Budapest Hotel to Joe and Anthony Russo's fantastic and action-packed Captain America: The Winter Solider. But there are still many months left to go this year, and it looks like what could be two of the best films of the year will be premiering at the New York Film Festival.
This much-anticipated film isn't scheduled to hit theaters until December, but one insider has tipped what fans should expect from P.T. Anderson's latest.
The film, based on a novel from Thomas Pynchon, follows pot-smoking L.A. private detective Doc Sportello (Phoenix), who is investigating the kidnapping of one of his ex-girlfriends. As you might expect, the actual cops aren’t too keen on Sportello butting into their business, but that doesn’t stop him from winding his way through a world of weirdoes in order to get the case solved.
In the film, she’ll play Shasta, a “free-spirited hippie chick” who conforms to the ways of her new lover, a real estate mogul named Mickey Wolfmann. Her ex-boyfriend, Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix), is a private detective meant to protect Wolfman from a kidnapping plot, but Shasta soon goes missing instead.
Adapted by Anderson, Inherent Vice is set in the late '60s/early 70s and centers on a pothead private investigator named Larry "Doc" Sportello (Phoenix). The plot kicks off when the protagonist gets a call from an ex-girlfriend who wants his help in a boiling situation involving her, a real-estate mogul, and the real-estate mogul's wife.
Set in 1970, Inherent Vice will follow Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix), a pot-smoking detective who investigates a case involving a kidnapped woman and finds himself involved in something much larger.