Exclusive world premiere ‘Inherent Vice’ review: Joaquin Phoenix takes it to the druggy edge for Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest
It’s been shrouded in mystery for months, but the new film from Paul Thomas Anderson, the writer and director behind ‘Boogie Nights’, ‘There Will Be Blood’ and ‘The Master’, was finally unveiled last night at the New York Film Festival. ‘Inherent Vice’ stars Joaquin Phoenix as a shaggy, down-on-his-luck detective in early 1970s Los Angeles – a time of drugs, crime and seriously mysterious goings-on. The film is bizarre, long, musical, violent and funny – a strange, potent mix that only someone like Anderson could truly pull off. Of all Anderson’s films, it’s most like ‘Boogie Nights’ – but only if you imagine that film remixed by David Lynch.