Paul Thomas Anderson—who need I remind y’all once more, is my 2nd favorite director of all-time—is prominently known for his fluctuating artistry in psychological cinema; so, he’s sort of like the 21st Century’s Kubrick. However, on the turn of another side of the die, PTA’s seventh film in his filmography Inherent Vice is purely just a brilliantly yet abnormally devised noir mystery thriller/comedy that spotlights some bizarrely executed excursions of social commentary. It’s basically the OG Under the Silver Lake. It’s PTA’s least…“PTA.” And you know what? I think I’m 100%, A-OK with that.
Furthermore, I’m just super enthusiastic to revisit Inherent Vice again. I’m a huge sucker for stoner movies, and it strikes levels of “stoner-ness” like I’ve never witnessed before thanks to its acutely vandalized perspective. Give this underrated fiasco some more lovin’, folks!
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“Inherent Vice” is now available to rent and buy on YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, and iTunes.