Master

The Master (2012)

The Master first published by EyeforFilm The Master opens with an image of the roiling backwash in a ship’s wake. A cut reveals naval seaman Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) peering over the edge of a boat in his helmet, and although it is unclear whether this is the same vessel, or another about to land for…

Inherent Vice (2014)

Lots of muttered exposition; lots of confused characters, confusing; lots and lots of two-shots; fear of Manson clashing with fear of the Man; ill-starred constellations of Jews, Nazis, Black Panthers and Chinese masseuses; anti-dopers double-dealing in harder stuff; Pynchon paranoia and flights of fancy; an endless confrontation between corporate, fascist, establishment evil and free-wheeling, free-loving…