Director: Paul Thomas Anderson. Cast: Jaoquin Phoenix, Katharine Waterston, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon. 2015. USA. 148min.
Stoner private dick Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is trying to track down his ex-girlfriend, Shasta Fay (a luminous Katherine Waterston), and the property magnate she’s been fooling around with (Eric Roberts) in late-’60s California. Involving a hippie-hating cop (Josh Brolin), a spaced-out snitch for hire (Owen Wilson), Sportello’s uptight DA lover (Reese Witherspoon), a philosophising lawyer (Benicio Del Toro), and a laugh-out-loud-funny Martin Short as a sex-addicted coke-head, the story becomes ever more complex and elaborate. Based on Thomas Pynchon’s picaresque novel, INHERENT VICE is director Paul Thomas Anderson’s funniest work yet.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson. Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciaran Hinds. 2007. USA. 158min.
A sprawling epic about family, faith, power and oil, THERE WILL BE BLOOD is set on the incendiary frontier of California’s turn-of-the-century petroleum boom. The story chronicles the life and times of one Daniel Plainview (Day-Lewis), who transforms himself from a down-and-out silver miner raising a son on his own into a self-made oil tycoon. He takes a chance when he hears of a little town out West where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, and makes his lucky strike. But as the well raises his and the town’s fortunes, nothing will remain the same; conflicts escalate and every human value – love, hope, community, belief, ambition and even the bond between father and son – is imperilled by corruption, deception and the flow of oil.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson. Cast: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman. 2002. USA. 95min.
Barry Egan is a small business owner with seven sisters whose abuse has kept him alone and unable to fall in love. When a harmonium and a myseterious woman enter his life, his romantice journey begins.