The Master

The long wait is over--P.T. Anderson wows us again
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix
Directed by P.T. Anderson

After “Battlefield Earth” who would've thought that scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard would ever be portrayed seriously in film again? “The Master,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s first film since 2007’s “There Will Be Blood”, does just that. It neither condemns nor justifies the religion, but centers on the fascinating struggle of two men. Joaquin Phoenix’s faux mental breakdown is over, thankfully, ... more >