The Master

From the greatest young voice in American cinema, Paul Thomas Anderson (THERE WILL BE BLOOD, MAGNOLIA, BOOGIE NIGHTS) comes a film destined to be talked about, studied and honored as few others. “Paul Thomas Anderson’s THE MASTER is masterful for sure, as well as enthralling and perplexing…. The writer-director’s first film in five years is an unsettling character study of a disturbed and violent Navy veteran, a selective portrait of post-World War II America, a showcase for two superb performances and a cinephile’s sandbox, a bold, challenging, brilliantly acted drama that is a must for serious audiences”—Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter. After returning from the Second World War, having witnessed many horrors, Lancaster Dodd (Phillip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic genius creates a faith-based organization in an attempt to provide meaning to his life. He becomes known as “The Master”. His right-hand man, Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix), a former drifter, begins to question both the belief system and The Master as the organization grows and gains a fervent following. Also starring Amy Adams and Laura Dern. “The sheer brilliance of the filmmaking holds one rapt”—Justin Chang, Variety. R. 137 Min.

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