This is the movie that somehow I would get confused with the more famous The Apartment when I was a kid. I shouldn't have, as this one should be easily recalled as a homage to Hitchcock mysteries. In particular, as Blake Edwards collaborated at the film's screenplay, it's a mystery enriched by comedy elements and a farcical ending. A precursor of A Shot in the Dark (1964), basically
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Groovy (gnarly) days
Since the 2009 book by Pynchon is also a tribute to The Long Goodbye , I guess PTA could not believe his eyes seeing the chance, to metaphorically bow once more, through a film based on such a tribute, to his idol Robert Altman. In my view, it's like PTA satisfies an urge to leapfrog backwards over Boogie Nights times, with his last film's components (let's call that for example Joanna Newsom's voice-over, Katherine Waterston's bare (!)…
A film that begins as a story of a kind that's already been presented at the cinema, about a land expropriation case. But in the course of the film, something else gradually starts to show up about the characters (those who are enduring the expropriation): in particular, some events happen, but, deliberately, the director refrains from revealing them completely. A film with a substantial screenplay (which, as an added value, makes it a supremely accessible film, by far the most…