Film Series: Inherent Vice

2014. USA. Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson. With Joaquin Phoenix. 148 min. 

On a case for his ex-girlfriend, a weed-addled private eye stumbles upon a bizarre underground network of neo-Nazis, dentists, heroin, and a very mysterious boat. In this semi-coherent, wildly entertaining rendering of 1970 L.A., Anderson bravely goes where no director has gone before: into the feverishly “un- adaptable” world of Thomas Pynchon.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5