Licorice Pizza Is a Meandering Nostalgia Trip

Licorice Pizza Is a Meandering Nostalgia Trip

Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest, Licorice Pizza, is a loose-jointed movie about two misfit kids in the San Fernando Valley in the 1970s, bouncing around a big jumble of Los Angeles sets—a movie agent’s office, a fancy restaurant, a movie star’s house, a gas station. It’s too meandering to really have a climactic scene…