I like to watch.
Stumble across this film anywhere, at any time, and it’s hard to look away.
A sprawling story of porn gods ‘n goddesses, and all the desperate hanger-ons who wander through the background of their sun-kissed, cocaine-fueled lives, it’s mesmerizing.
Mark Wahlberg has never been better as the man with the biggest “talent” in town, but Burt Reynolds, Heather Graham, and a truly tragic Julianne Moore also headline in a remarkably deep cast.
Director Paul Thomas Anderson consistently delivers knockout films and this plunge into the slick but grimy side of the movie industry remains a landmark.