Dissapointing plunge into the mind of heady writer Thomas Pynchon. A… MoreDissapointing plunge into the mind of heady writer Thomas Pynchon. A muddled plot with no humorous nor dramatic interest, numb and uninspired performances. It hurts to watch how expectations crumble with each passing minute, I even dare to say this is Paul Thomas Anderson's worst film to this day, he can't find his own voice in this material, which is a real shame considering he was probably up to (as almost always) match his talents with his idol, the late great Robert Altman and his brilliant neo noir "The Long Goodbye".
Eddie Redmayne's performance as this formidable man is the single… MoreEddie Redmayne's performance as this formidable man is the single greatest thing about a film with fine craftsmanship, poetic beauty in visual and musical sense, but overall there is no lasting impression, as it recurs to common and seemingly unavoidable sanctimonious clichés in the biopic catalog.
Atmospherical and gripping. A sheer triumph of pulp, neo-noir fiction.… MoreAtmospherical and gripping. A sheer triumph of pulp, neo-noir fiction. Jake Gyllenhaal astounds as Lou Bloom, a mild mannered antihero whose creepiness goes beyond the surface, sharing his disregard for human life and an unhealthy and morally questionable passion for capturing crude reality on film with Mark Lewis, the central figure of the notorious British psychological thriller "Peeping Tom".