In this episode Gabriel and Tom discuss Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest meandering opus, Licorice Pizza (2021). A tale of love, lust, ambition and pinball with two stellar central performances by newcomers Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman as an unlikely couple struck by cupid’s bent arrow.
A sweeping, fast-paced romp through a sun-drenched and pot-infused San Fernando Valley as backdrop to the schemes and misdeeds of two youngsters just trying to figure shit out. We uncover themes and ideas weaved into the mix to help delve that little bit deeper into the thinking behind this very contemporary (and quirky) love story.
Stream The Licorice Pizza Episode on the Podcast page.