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New Image From 'Inherent Vice,' NYFF Director Kent Jones Talks "The Desperation, The Paranoia" Of The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2014 9:20 AM
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Inherent Vice
We're less than a week away from the madness of the fall festival season, and yet with the Venice Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival all overlapping, one of the fall's biggest films won't be premiering at any of those three. Instead, Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" will make its way to the New York Film Festival later in September for its world premiere, and unlike many movies coming in the next few months, all we've had to go on so far is one image, and the actors involved talking about how wild the shoot was. But what about the movie itself? What is it like?

Fall Film Preview: 20 Of Our Most Anticipated Films

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • August 21, 2014 3:51 PM
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Fall Film Preview 2014
It always happens too quickly. One moment we're munching on popcorn and sucking noisily on sodas while CG humanoid turtles fight onscreen. The next moment half of us are donning our top hats and monocles and swanning off to film festivals to harrumph about the latest obscure Euro arthouse sensation, and the other half are settling in for a long few months of sorting out obvious Oscar bait from the films that may actually bait Oscar. The gear change from Summer Tentpole period to Fall Festival/Awards Season is a pretty dramatic one, so we've prepared a little survival kit.

Josh Brolin Says Making 'Inherent Vice' Was Like Cirque du Soleil

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 18, 2014 2:54 PM
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Inherent Vice
When asked about a year ago about his participation in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice," Josh Brolin called it "great" and "absolute fucking chaos." More recently, the actor stated that a piece of frozen fruit has a major role. Now Brolin is serving up even more choice quotes about what is sounding like an increasingly awesome, absolutely bonkers movie.

First Look Photo From Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2014 5:45 PM
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Rather a lot of content from Entertainment Weekly's Fall Preview issue has been digitized in the last several hours by (evidently) super-nerds who can't wait for magazine poobahs, studio marketeers and other old media stick-in-the-muds to get their act together. This means the first official image from Paul Thomas Anderson's hugely anticipated "Inherent Vice" is pretty small.

Venice Film Festival Artistic Director Explains Why 'Gone Girl' & 'Inherent Vice' Missed The Fest

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2014 1:04 PM
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It's hard to believe, but in less than one month, the Venice Film Festival will kick off with Alejandro González Iñárritu’s "Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance," launching both the fest season and the awards calendar all at once. And while it's certainly a high-profile movie, and a major get for the fest, it can't be denied that the two movies every festival organizer wants this year is David Fincher's "Gone Girl" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice." And credit to New York Film Festival for snagging the World Premiere for both movies, but as you might guess, the reasons why they landed there versus Venice or Toronto or Telluride is complicated.

Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' Compared To Zucker Bros. Movies And 'The Big Lebowski'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2014 10:02 AM
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The curtain is starting to rise on Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice"....if you're one of the lucky people who have been invited to see it early. The filmmaker's latest has quietly been screening for industry types since the spring, but more recently, select film writers and bloggers have had a chance to see it too (nope, we didn't). And with these viewings an increasing amount of chatter is bubbling up about what kind of tone the Thomas Pynchon adaptation is taking on the big screen, and if the early buzz is anything to go by, this one is a bit out there.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s 'Inherent Vice’ To Debut At The New York Film Festival In Centerpiece Slot

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • July 19, 2014 7:29 AM
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The most anticipated film of the year is going to land in New York, but bear with me (or fast forward to below). OK, so it’s kind of funny. If you’ve been paying attention to film festival politics this year—and if you haven’t, we don’t blame you—beef has been growing between the Wal-Mart-esque Toronto International Film Festival and the mom n’ pop shop of Telluride (yes, that’s basically this differences in their size, scope and approach, sorry). The long and short is that TIFF has essentially been upset in the last few years that Telluride has “stolen” world premieres by sneak premiering them early at their festival (Telluride doesn’t call anything a premiere and announces their secret line-up the day the festival begins, which is pretty ballsy and bold).

Watch: 6 Minute Tribute To The Films Of Paul Thomas Anderson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2014 5:08 PM
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It's still a long road to anyone seeing Paul Thomas Anderson's highly anticipated "Inherent Vice"....or is it? According to Jeffrey Wells over at Hollywood Elsewhere, some folks have managed to be lucky enough to see the film and the feedback has apparently been that it's “brilliant and mesmerizing in an atmospheric, non-linear sort of way”—which is basically what we'd expect from a Thomas Pynchon adaptation.

Watch: Explore 'That Moment' With 72-Minute Making Of Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Magnolia'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 8, 2014 12:21 PM
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Magnolia
And it is in the humble opinion of this narrator that this is not just "Something That Happened." This cannot be "One of Those Things... " This, please, cannot be that. And for what I would like to say, I can't. This Was Not Just A Matter Of Chance. Ohhhh. These strange things happen all the time.

The Fall Festival 50: Our Wishlist For The Venice, Telluride And Toronto Film Festivals

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  • June 30, 2014 3:48 PM
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2014: Fall Film Festival wishlist
So while the rest of the world, (pretty much literally, it seems) goes to see “Transformers: Abandon Hope” our choice is either to kvetch and moan and rend our clothes about the Death of Culture and People These Days, or to retreat into our nice comfy wheelhouse/padded cell, humming gently to ourselves, catching the odd fly and pretending the moviegoing public has not just awarded $300 million in 3 days to the worst tentpole of the year. And right now, the cowardly but sanity-protecting latter path is the one we’re going to pursue (though we reserve the right to kvetch etc. elsewhere). With June at its end and the days getting shorter, we’re looking down the road, beyond the unstoppable, all-devouring toy franchise behemoth that’s probably about to blot out the sun, toward the fall festival season, and the films that we expect, hope or surmise we might see at the big trio of Venice, Telluride and Toronto, or the lower-profile NYFF or AFI Fest in the unlikely event of us surviving the Summer.

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