A striking portrait of drifters and seekers in post World War II America, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master unfolds the journey of a Naval veteran who arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future — until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader. —TIFF
With his 1997 film Boogie Nights, then-27-year-old director Paul Thomas Anderson took his place on the list of Hollywood wunderkinds. Boogie Nights was hailed by one critic as the first great film about the ‘70s to come out since the ’70s. Anderson was born in Studio City, California, on January 1, 1970. After a brief stint as an English major at Emerson College and an even shorter stint at the New York University Film School, Anderson began his career as a production assistant on various TV movies, videos, and game shows in Los Angeles and New York. In 1992, he made his short Cigarettes & Coffee, and after it was screened at the 1993 Sundance Festival, he made his first full-length feature, Sydney — retitled Hard Eight, which despite its ’A’ festival recognition went unnoticed by the audiences. Later on Anderson did Boogie Nights, which received three Oscar and two Golden Globe nominations,and was widely hailed as one of the best films of the year, if not the decade. His next film… read more
"Silly, silly animal", The Master is a commentary about the nature of memory, change and the transition of paradigms among war and peace. Our is a golden age for charlatans and lies, but then a truth repeated endlessly becomes fake too. The Master is a hopeless vision, as History itself is.
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Des circonvolutions implacables de The Master il subsiste un étourdissement
comparable aux films de Stanley Kubrick. La virtuosité de l’ensemble paraît impénétrable,
un mur apparent de perfection… read review
What to say about Anderson’s “The Master”? The rave reviews were not well-earned it seems to me. Was I supposed to be overly impressed with the performances by both Hoffman and Phoenix? I think I’ve… read review
Title: The Master
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson
Philip… read review