Film: Anderson serves up an enjoyable slice of nostalgic romantic comedy

Set in 1970s Los Angeles, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza is a tender look at youth and energy, exuberance and possibility, and the foibles of Hollywood

Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim in Licorice Pizza, which might well turn out to be the best film we see this year

Licorice Pizza

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Nationwide, 15A

Rating: *****

Boiling Point

Directed by Philip Barantini

Selected/VOD, 15A

Rating: ***

We’re only a week in, but Licorice Pizza might well turn out to be the best film we see this year. It’s a sometimes audacious, always heartfelt coming of age romantic comedy set in 1970s Los Angeles, director Paul Thomas Anderson melding the playful spirit of Hal Ashby with Robert Altman’s overlapping insights to ...