"Inherent Vice." Paul Thomas Anderson's latest. Based on a novel by Pynchon. Steeped in the seventies. Martin Short is a perverted, drug-addicted dentist. Josh Brolin is a hammerheaded thug who occupies himself as a cop. Joaquin Phoenix is wild-eyed and girl-dewed. Bad guys are pursued. Cases pass one another in busy turnstiles. The sea rises, falls; the sun ebbs, flows. Katherine Waterston steals the show as a groovy chick who's as much trouble as she is hot. In the best scene in the movie, she appears nude (full bush) and seduces Doc and the camera and us with the gentle shoving of her foot. It's a little HST and totally groovy. Recommended, mellowly.