Movie Thoughts: Licorice Pizza

Adrien Carver
2 min readFeb 2, 2022

I don’t get what makes Paul Thomas Anderson so special. I see no real difference between him and other well known filmmakers of his generation. I don’t see anything interesting or original about his camera work or his writing. It’s just solid movie making. Boogie Nights, Magnolia, The Master and There Will Be Blood are all great and worthy of their accolades. Punch Drunk Love is okay. Phantom Thread is one of the most boring movies I’ve ever seen. Inherent Vice was a mess for me.

I enjoyed this movie. It’s one of PTA’s better films, and easily his most feel-good.

Adrien Carver

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