Presented by James M. Tate / 1/09/2015 / No comments / 2014 , gumshoe , joaquin phoenix , josh brolin , neo noir , paul thomas anderson , reese witherspoon
PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON DIRECTS INHERENT VICE
|2015 rating: *|
And while LEBOWSKI centered on the product of the 1960’s lost in the 1990's, INHERENT VICE takes us to that actual magical place: a colorful era where idealistic L.A. druggies proudly contrast from the straight-laced necktie jerks, who, in this particular case, are all more crooked than Richard Nixon himself (numerously mentioned along with The Manson Family, Paranoia, Blacklisting and a napsack of other counter-culture clichés).
|With Josh Brolin|
The best character is Josh Brolin’s square-jawed flattop bully cop Bigfoot, who represents everything hippies thoroughly detest: Ironically enough, he has one thing the entire movie lacks, which can be summed up in three words: An… Actual… Pulse.