*This* is the actor making a directorial debut we should be talking about moreso than Bradley Cooper this year.
How is it I waited this long to see this? I feel like my entire best of the 00s list is completely invalidated for lacking this movie, which would rate very highly. I can also see more clearly where some Bong fans were a little disappointed with Snowpiercer -- while seeing this doesn't mitigate my love for that film it all, it IS a mess when compared to the meticulous construction of this mystery. And how he's able to make…
You know how people are always trying to represent a drug trip on screen, and it's always a bunch of distortions and over-saturated colors and psychedelic bullshit?
Watching Inherent Vice actually feels like being high.
Which is to say that it doesn't always entirely coherent, you'll find things funny that probably have no business being funny, when you think about it later your head might hurt a little, but fuck if it wasn't a goddamned good time while it was happening.