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Reply #240 on: November 06, 2019, 12:33:17 PM
Made #20 on Ebert.com's Top 25 of the 10s list.

By Matt Zoller Seitz

A stoned film about a stoned time, Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” is also an example of a sub-type of American crime film that’s not hugely different from what’s known as a “hangout movie.” In this kind of film, there is a mystery, and it does get solved by the end (though sometimes only partially), but the exercise is ultimately a pretext to hang out with eccentric characters and soak in their time and place. Adapted from Thomas Pynchon’s novel, "Vice" is set in Los Angeles circa 1970, when the utopian dreams of the counterculture were already being replaced by a mix of nostalgia and greed. Joaquin Phoenix’s detective hero recalls The Dude as much as Philip Marlowe, a druggie struggling to remember details and keep his eye on the ball. Anderson gives lovely solos to his peerless supporting cast, which includes Katherine Waterston, Owen Wilson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone, and Josh Brolin. The latter’s jar-headed right-wing cop makes for an unexpectedly poignant scene partner for Phoenix’s hippie sleuth. Their tense scene-sharing becomes something like a metaphor for the political divisions within America, or something, man. Sorry, what were we saying?

https://www.rogerebert.com/balder-and-dash/the-best-films-of-the-2010s
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Reply #241 on: November 08, 2019, 03:52:25 PM
Episode 2 with Kim Morgan:

https://incrementvice.com/episode-2


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Reply #242 on: November 08, 2019, 04:07:31 PM
Oh fuck I totally forgot it was Friday!!!!!!! Yessss
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Reply #243 on: November 08, 2019, 07:06:18 PM
I'm an hour into Episode 02, and in my newly agnostic-about-the-film state-of-mind, I'm beginning to wonder how much of this I will be up for.   It feels like I'm listening to two people masturbate in front of each other--and not in a hot Pornhub kind of way.   It doesn't feel like it needs a full 90-ish minutes to cover this ground, either.   I admire what they're doing, and how much they're into it, but it's almost a little embarrassing eavesdropping (Peeping-Toming?) on this indulgent moment that these two people are having with each other. I might be better served by a Best of Increment Vice or Increment Vice Recap each week:  A 20 minute summary of that weeks full episode.
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Reply #244 on: November 08, 2019, 07:37:40 PM
I wasn't interested because the concept seems absurd to me, there's no point to make that many hours for one movie, just chill, folks. Your post made me listen to a few minutes of Episode 2. There was definitely a weird sexual vibe that made me want to run away. But as a document of fetichism, that's precious.
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Reply #245 on: November 08, 2019, 07:57:13 PM
I may wade-in to The Inherent Vice Film Companion instead.   Way more manageable I suspect.   
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Reply #246 on: November 08, 2019, 08:47:41 PM
I’m all in for every second of this podcast. Every Friday in my immediate future shines a little brighter now...
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Reply #247 on: November 16, 2019, 12:39:53 PM


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Reply #248 on: November 16, 2019, 05:31:01 PM
Yeah, I'm not going to invest any more time in this one--although I would be interested any future episodes with dissenting guests.
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Reply #249 on: November 16, 2019, 05:36:27 PM
Yeah, I'm not going to invest any more time in this one--although I would be interested any future episodes with dissenting guests.

Can you try to be invited?
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Reply #250 on: November 16, 2019, 05:50:17 PM
Good idea.  I'll fill out an application...
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Reply #251 on: November 16, 2019, 05:54:35 PM
i would listen to Reddit PTA Founder Mad Shittalks Inherent Vice And Even Inherent Vice Admirers: Carnage, Mayhem, Candor


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Reply #252 on: November 16, 2019, 06:15:36 PM
i would listen to Reddit PTA Founder Mad Shittalks Inherent Vice...

I'm a mod over at r/PaulThomasAnderson.  Who is this Mad of whom you speak?  Did he create the subreddit and then move on...?  Listening to naysayers would be very validating, but I should probably focus on enthusiasts for while (given my new agnostic stance on the film).  Preferably at a length a little less than 50+ hours...
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Reply #253 on: November 22, 2019, 07:45:07 PM
Episode 4 Increment Vice

https://incrementvice.com/episode-4

Yes yes I know y'all are over it but I'm still having fun...

PS this one features the female Wilberfan (disssssent)
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Reply #254 on: November 23, 2019, 06:16:34 PM
Eward, dude, I am all in on this podcast. Still only halfway through episode 2 but enjoying the fuck out of it. Their love for this movie mirrors my own in the most replicant of reflections. Episode 2 is excellent so far.