The Master

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013 | 18 Dec 2013 // 9:14 PM

As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.

The Best Male Film Performances of 2012 | 8 Jan 2013 // 5:10 PM

From diabolical tech terrorism to brutal slave ownership, the actors that make up this year's best traversed a wide canvas of creative and cinematic choices.


In Defense of 2012's Best Movie, 'The Master' | 18 Feb 2013 // 5:30 PM

With the Oscars set to be handed out this Sunday, it's time to take a look at what made the one film that got pushed to the back of the awards season bus so transcendent, so polarizing, and so great.


'The Master' Is a Study in Displacement | 24 Feb 2013 // 10:10 PM

Though whispered about as a film tackling Scientology, Paul Thomas Anderson's real subject is Freddie Quell, a soldier turned drifter and prodigious alcoholic.

'The Master' Is a Portrait of Pain | 16 Sep 2012 // 11:54 PM

The Master becomes a fascinating duet between Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, with several bars intentionally left out.


Scientology Aside, 'The Master's" Meaning is Clear | 13 Mar 2013 // 2:00 AM

While some have suggested that this is nothing more than a veiled Scientology screed (it has many allusions to the bizarre religion's earliest earmarks), The Master is actually a movie about two men who couldn't be more different, and yet are almost exactly the same

Is Amy Adams the New Thelma Ritter? | 18 Jan 2013 // 2:00 AM

A look at the four-time Oscar nominee's near-constant presence on Oscar's radar in the past few years...


‘The Master’ draws worshippers at the art-house box office | 17 Sep 2012 // 2:40 AM

LOS ANGELES — Moviegoers worshipped at the altar of “The Master” at the box office this weekend, as Paul Thomas Anderson’s critical darling dominated art

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