The Master

Closes Thursday, November 1
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2hr 17mins // directed by:Paul Thomas Anderson // featuring:Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern

This is the moment you've been waiting for, folks. If the reviews are to be believed, Paul Thomas Anderson's new film, The Master, is a "landmark American film" (The Daily Telegraph) that "will cause the lame to walk and the blind to see" (The Guardian).

After returning from the Second World War, and having witnessed many horrors, a charismatic intellectual, Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), creates a faith-based organization in an attempt to provide meaning to his now landlocked life. His teachings gather a devout following and he becomes known as "The Master". His right-hand man Freddie Sutton (Joaquin Phoenix), a former drifter and bad boy sailor, begins to question both the belief system and The Master himself.

The Guardian 

"The themes may be contentious, but the handling is perfect. If there were ever a movie to cause the lame to walk and the blind to see, The Master may just be it." - Xan Brooks

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The Daily Telegraph 

"After one viewing, The Master already feels like a landmark American movie." - Robbie Collin

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Rolling Stone

"Written, directed, acted, shot, edited and scored with a bracing vibrancy that restores your faith in film as an art form, The Master is nirvana for movie lovers." - Peter Travers

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The New York Times

"(I)mposing, confounding and altogether amazing." - A.O. Scott