‘Under the Silver Lake’ Is Turning Cinephiles Into Self-Styled Sleuths

IndieWire | 4/20/2019 | Staff
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Whether you’ve seen “Under the Silver Lake” or not, you might be asking yourself the same question Andrew Garfield spends most of the film pondering: What does it all mean? So are the members of a small-but-devoted subreddit, where tinfoil-hat-wearing sleuths have been theorizing about the many clues in David Robert Mitchell’s sun-baked neo-noir for months.

Perhaps these amateur detectives subscribe to the same philosophy as Sam, whose fixation with the way Vanna White moves her eyes on “Wheel of Fortune” appears to have begun his habit of reading into anything and everything. “I started to wonder: Is that random? Is there a reason, like a pattern behind it?” he says. “If there is, maybe there’s something meaningful in that pattern.” The most extensive post on the subreddit stays true to that spirit by touching on everything from the Copial...
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