Rating: MA15+ 137’ Strong sexual references, coarse language and nudity
Cast: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
After returning from the Second World War, having witnessed many horrors, a charismatic intellectual creates a faith based organization in an attempt to provide meaning to his life. He becomes known as "The Master". His right-hand man, a former drifter, begins to question both the belief system and The Master as the organization grows and gains a fervent following.
"Smart, powerfully acted, beautifully filmed, and solidly engrossing, The Master extends writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson's winning streak of challenging films for serious audiences." Rotten Tomatoes 88%
"An often brilliant '50s-throwback character drama that never feels nostalgic, with terrific central performances and a luminous, unforgettable visual beauty." Damien Wise Empire Magazine
"Two compelling performances fly high on the mast of Paul Thomas Anderson's film... The themes and nuances of the relationships are fraught with complexity and Anderson handles the material and sensitivities beautifully" Louise Keller Urban Cinefile