BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
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.
Set in Los Angeles from the winter of 1969 through the summer of 1970, Inherent Vice centers on a pot-smoking private detective named Larry "Doc" Sportello as he investigates a kidnapping case that involves his ex-girlfriend, Shasta Fay Hepworth. Phoenix is set to play Sportello, making Inherent Vice his second collaboration with Anderson following the critically heralded drama The Master.
Joaquin Phoenix is no longer alone on the cast list for Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice. The Master star has been attached to the project since January, when he took over the lead role for Robert Downey Jr....