Licorice Pizza

Licorice Pizza

when I was in high school in 2012, I was angry and confused and paul thomas anderson was angry and confused and I liked him for that. 

now paul thomas anderson is a man changed by love. not sappy movie love, the kind that smooths over all rough edges, but the realistic love of weird, aggressive people finding someone just as weird and aggressive to spar with.

in other words, PTA has entered his Dad phase. I couldn't be happier. his films have the glow of unconditional love and acceptance: the stakes are lower, the comedy is sillier, and he's no longer trying to prove anything. he knows what he is and who he's for and now? now he just wants to tell you a bedtime story

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