Because if I was able to access 100% of my brain power my first plan would be to become a coked-out stock trader. Rotten.
In both the PTA films I've loved and (perhaps especially) the ones that have left me confounded it's been undeniable that he is the master of creating mood and space... worlds within which his stories live. Not surprising then that in this instance, where mood and space really trumps logic and plot, that he's made perhaps my favourite of his films yet.
As Joaquin Phoenix's loveably sordid hippie detective "Doc" Sportello navigates 1970s Los Angeles trying to solve a case…
A rewatch. Feels all of a piece with the tone and voice of James Wan's Insidious film and sequel. This movie is elevated by strong performances by its female leads (Lili Taylor and Vera Farmiga)... but suffers a little from too many side plots.
One in particular that bothered me on both viewings was the decisioin to expand the threat into the personal lives of the Warrens (the ghost hunters tasked with ridding the Perron family of their haunting/possession). Given…