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Film, "The Master": You Aren't Expecting What Anderson Is Giving

"The Master": You Aren't Expecting What Anderson Is Giving

There's something startlingly noncommittal about many of the initial reviews of The Master that leaked out following the impromptu screenings writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson organized in 70mm-equipped houses across the country, and later in response to the film's official bow…
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Calendar, Night&Day Conversion Therapy

Conversion Therapy

In admitting that "Master" Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman, offering a new twist on the roiling vulnerability Anderson has always highlighted in their collaborations), the figurehead of a growing faith movement in 1950s America, was inspired by L. Ron Hubbard,…
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News, Feature Scientology and "The Master": What the Film Shares with the Church

Scientology and "The Master": What the Film Shares with the Church

Is The Master a "Scientology" movie? Oh, you bet. Don't let the denials from Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and even, to a certain extent, director Paul Thomas Anderson himself throw you off. As Anderson reveals in this interview with…
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