Inherent Vice, a dazed, witty, groovy and mysterious film by Paul Thomas Anderson

“She came along the alley and up the back stairs, the way she always used to….”

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Inherent Vice, a film that can only be described in two words: right on. It’s the seventh film by Paul Thomas Anderson and it is dazed, witty, groovy and mysterious. It reminded me of “The Dude” from “The Big Lebowski”, “Raoul Duke” from “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and “Hunter S. Thompson” from ”Where the Buffalo Roam”. It’s Paul Thomas Anderson at his funniest/best. A certain kind of humorous, melancholic and confusing tone is spread all over the movie which is making it more thrilling to watch. Like in all Paul Thomas Anderson films, music is fucking A too.

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I’m not going to tell you it’s plot but all I’m going to say is that “Doc” is puzzled but “Doc” knows how to investigate, “Doc” rules. This is the year of “Doc”. Joaquin Phoenix as Larry “Doc” Sportello is perfect. Joaquin Phoenix is really an underrated actor, I wish I can give him all the awards of this world.
Inherent Vice’s cast is super talented too. Joaquin Phoenix as Larry “Doc” Sportello, Katherine Waterston as Shasta Fay Hepworth, Josh Brolin as Det. Christian F. “Bigfoot” Bjornsen, Owen Wilson as Coy Harlingen, Benicio del Toro as Sauncho Smilax, Esq, Reese Witherspoon as Penny Kimball, Joanna Newsom as Sortilège, Eric Roberts as Michael Z. “Mickey” Wolfmann, Hong Chau as Jade, Martin Short as Dr. Rudy Blatnoyd. Every actor did a great job, they all were flawless.

Just give it time and it’s going to be the greatest classic film ever made. It’s going to be one of the best cult films ever made. And it’s going to be the most interesting neo-noir film ever made. It was nominated for only two awards at the 87th Academy Awards which is disgusting. These Oscar guys know nothing. Inherent Vice deserved at least 10 nominations and 8 Oscars but fuck it.

Anyway I’m just standing and clapping for Paul Thomas Anderson, he once again did a marvelous job. I’m also clapping for the hard work of it’s actors and crew members. You guys were brilliant.
I am pretty sure; you guys are going to watch it again after the first watch.  I love this movie to death. Hey Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson! You mofos rule.

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“Under the paving-stones, the beach!”

Best Holocaust Movies to See Before You Die

“If you prick us, do we not bleed? It you tickle us, we we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?”

“An old man was crying. He said they turn us into buttons and soap. They burn us all up in ovens.”

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If you like history and real cinema then here is the list of best Holocaust movies. But remember only watch the piece of art without going into debate of whether that really happened or not. You can learn more about Holocaust’s reality on Google.

  1. The Pianist (2002) Directed by Roman Polanski
  2. Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella) (1997) Directed by Roberto Benigni
  3. The Last Metro (Le Dernier Métro) (1980) Directed by François Truffaut
  4. Shoah (1985) Directed by Claude Lanzmann (Documentary film)
  5. Au revoir les enfants (Goodbye, children) (1987) Directed by Louis Malle
  6. The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na korze) (1965) Directed by Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos
  7. Ida (2013) Directed by Paweł Pawlikowski
  8. Ghetto (2006) Directed by Audrius Juzenas
  9. Europa Europa (1990) Directed by Agnieszka Holland
  10. Holocaust (1978) Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky (TV miniseries)
  11. Sunshine (1999) Directed by István Szabó
  12. In Darkness (W ciemności) (2011) Directed by Agnieszka Holland
  13. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) Directed by Mark Herman
  14. Sophie’s Choice (1982) Directed by Alan J. Pakula
  15. The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) (1979) Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
  16. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini) (1970) Directed by Vittorio de Sica
  17. The Reader (2008) Directed by Stephen Daldry
  18. The Hiding Place (1975) Directed by James F. Collier
  19. Defiance (2008) Directed by Edward Zwick
  20. Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard) (1955) Directed by Alain Resnais (Documentary short film)
  21. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) Directed by George Stevens
  22. The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher) (2007) Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky
  23. The Grey Zone (2001) Directed by Tim Blake Nelson

Other spectacular movies indirectly related to Holocaust/WW:

  1. Underground (Podzemlje) (1995) Directed by Emir Kusturica
  2. The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) (2006) Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
  3. The Serpent’s Egg (1977) Directed by Ingmar Bergman
  4. Winter in Wartime (Oorlogswinter) (2008) Directed by Martin Koolhoven
  5. Apt Pupil (1998) Directed by Bryan Singer
  6. This Must Be the Place (2011) Directed by Paolo Sorrentino

“You are such a good boy. You sleep now. Dream sweet dreams. Maybe we are both dreaming. Maybe this is all a dream, and in the morning, Mommy will wake us up with milk and cookies.”

“It takes two to love, as it takes two to hate. And I will keep loving you, in spite of yourself. My heart beats faster when I think of you. Nothing else matters.”

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