Underground filmmaker Laura Colella (Breakfast With Curtis) directed this dreamlike take on a Paul Thomas Anderson set.
Retired adult-film performer Michelle Sinclair plays a small (but crucial) role in Anderson’s Thomas Pynchon adaptation.
A roundup of new and notable movies playing in Chicago from 1/9-1/15/15
You don’t just watch Inherent Vice, you wander around it.
Laura Colella’s distinctive “micro-indie” screens two more times this week at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
An interview with the writer-director of the independent comedy The Color Wheel
Revisiting the great German director’s second American western
Remember Lotion, Thomas Pynchon’s favorite band? Who shoulda, coulda made it, like their 90s contemporaries Archers of Loaf?
The first of a three-part series on Adam Curtis’s essay-film All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace.
The Atlantic gets a little too fucking precious when it tries placing @MayorEmanuel in a broader literary context.
Hardcover Fiction 1. South of Broad by Pat Conroy2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett3. That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo4. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larrson5. Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon Note: Russo is scheduled to discuss That Old Cape Magic as part of the Writers on the Record series on […]
Over the weekend I tore through Thomas Pynchon’s new Inherent Vice, which is excellent and, like all good Pynchon books, frequently hilarious. Given its late-60s LA-hippie setting and Pynchon’s affection for rock music, it’s not surprising to encounter talk throughout about acts like the Trashmen, Thunderclap Newman, and Wild Man Fischer. Less expected—and thus more […]
Hardcover Fiction 1. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett3. That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo4. Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon5. The Amateurs by Marcus Sakey [Note: Russo is scheduled to discuss That Old Cape Magic as part of the Writers on the Record series on Wednesday, […]
So way back in the olden days of 1996 a New York band called Lotion, who had one good song whose title I can’t remember, put out a record called Nobody’s Cool with liner notes by Thomas Pynchon—which was a pretty big deal, given that Pynchon, one of the best novelists of the past century, […]
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