Paul Thomas Anderson has as much trouble as everyone else putting his thoughts about 'The Master' into words.

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Paul Thomas Anderson's new movie, The Master, won awards for directing and acting at the Venice Film Festival.

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The Master has had its big debuts in Venice and last night at the Toronto International Film Festival, but Paul Thomas Anderson is continuing his Exclusivity Tour in the build up to the film’s national release later this month. The highly anticipated movie, which stars Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams, already has has had special one-shot screenings in Los Angeles and Chicago. Now Austin gets to see [...]

This is supposed to be the final trailer for The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming drama that stars Joaquin Phoenix as a troubled veteran and Philip Seymour Hoffman as an L. Ron Hubbard-like founder of a new religion. The film is being viewed as a potential big Oscar contender. Share: Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit [...]

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Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master got pegged early on as his “Scientology movie” because Anderson let slip that one of the main characters was influenced by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. That’s unfortunate. I haven’t seen The Master yet – few people have – but if you know anything about Anderson’s movies (which include There Will Be Blood, Magnolia, Boogie Nights and Punch-Drunk Love) you know that you [...]

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The Weinstein Co. and Paul Thomas Anderson have coughed up another opaque trailer thing that they apparently think makes The Master seem compelling and intriguingly off beat but which leaves me – like the other trailers and clips that I’ve seen – utterly indifferent. The movie, more than likely, is wonderful – it is, after all, Paul Thomas Anderson – but this can’t be an easy one to market. Share: [...]

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I am unmoved by all of the gushing tweets posted by people who were among the first to see Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master Friday night. I don’t doubt that it’s a great movie – we expect greatness, or something near, from the man who made Magnolia and There Will Be Blood. I just don’t put a lot of stock in the tweets. Share: Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg [...]

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