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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #17. Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson
Producers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Lupi, JoAnne Sellar
U.S. Distributor: Warner Bros.
Cast: Sasha Pieterse, Jena Malone, Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Wilson Bethel, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short

Arguably among the top five American auteur filmmakers who works on the larger scale, Paul Thomas Anderson has proved once before (with Punch-Drunk Love) that he is comfortable working in comedy. The massive ensemble, presence from composer Jonny Greenwood and cinematographer Robert Elswit ensures another all-round quality effort.

Gist: Based on the Thomas Pynchon novel and set in Los Angeles in 1970, drug-fueled detective Larry “Doc” Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Release Date: December 12th. A major festival play date is possible, but not obligatory.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).


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