Month: January 2015

Blackhat

by Lance Tilford | Posted in The Wayward Critic | No Comments

For everyone who likes their international thrillers ponderous, overbearing and filled with unearned machismo, but with lots of circuitry and an overly bombastic score, Blackhat is your new favorite movie! Man’s-man movie director Michael Mann (get it?) created macho fests such as Miami Vice, Heat, Public Enemies and his best, 1999’s The Insider. Here he […]

Inherent Vice

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Southern California, early 70s. Director Paul Thomas Anderson enters Coen Brothers territory in a zany adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s “unfilmable” novel. Joaquin Phoenix is “Doc” Sportello, a stoner/private eye who is paid a visit by a dusky former flame, Shasta Fay Hepworth (a beguiling Katherine Waterston), with a request to track down her current sugar […]