Posts Tagged ‘joaquin phoenix’
Joaquin Phoenix is flabbergasted by the complexity of his newest case in "Inherent Vice."

Pot P.I.

A marijuana haze enshrouds the conspiracy plot in Inherent Vice.
KRISTIAN LIN
Here’s a great matchup of movie director and book. Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel Inherent Vice features the reclusive postmodern giant at his wackiest and most engaging. It’s a terrific subject for Paul Thomas Anderson, the...


Adèle Exarchopoulos in "Blue Is the Warmest Color."

The Best Lead Performances of 2013

Kristian Lin
You may be surprised that I’ve relegated a number of Oscar-contending performances to the honorable mentions here. That’s because I ran into the same problem that I did with making a list of the year’s best films: Too man...



Joaquin Phoenix lounges on an aircraft carrier in The Master.

Master: Almighty Dodd

P.T. Anderson offers us cult comfort in this drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
Bear with me here. I write this review a scant hour or so after watching Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, and like most of Anderson’s films, it tends to resist straightforward analysis. As with Anderson’s previous work,...