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The Master (2012 film)

3 Ratings: 4.0
A 2012 film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
3 reviews about The Master (2012 film)
review by . March 24, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
This was a very different DVD set and it even came with a picture postcard of Phillip Seymour Hoffman in his Lancaster Dodd persona! Joaquin Phoenix plays Freddie a WWII naval vet who appears to have PTSD or what they used to call "shell-shock." He is fascinated with a sand castle made to look like a naked woman and he has weird fantasies. He is examined by the Naval shrink then sent to a Naval hospital then sent back to the states.    He takes a job in a department store photo …
review by . September 16, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         I would guess that Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master would be just as intriguing, just as mysterious, and just as unnerving if there had never been a writer named L. Ron Hubbard or a religious organization called Scientology. The film most certainly draws inspiration from both subjects, going so far as to take place in the year 1950, which is only two years before Scientology was founded. Even then, never once does it feel like a veiled commentary …
review by . February 07, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
   It is not a secret Paul Thomas Anderson has achieved that Kubrick status where everyone is excited for his next release, always expecting something out of the world of ordinary. Some may even argue that he is Stanley's contemporary clone in cinema. I for one disagree, but the case still remains. The Master felt like another winner for Anderson from the beginning. A film with a stellar cast that tackles the roots of scientology. Once released, the film has imaginably stirred controversy …
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