The Master

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams
Film director: 
Paul Thomas Anderson
Event date: 
Mon, 10/12/2012

A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.

Articles on this film:

Representation of Alcoholism in The Master

In looking at the depiction of alcoholism within Paul Anderson’s “The Master” it is worth considering 4 aspects:Diagnosis

Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Other Direction'

Some movies bust a gut to capture the spirit of a particular time and place, not simply in order to convince the audience of the authenticity of their story or for some other instrumental purpose, but because someone behind the movie believes it is simply worth recording what people’s lives were like then and there. Is The Master trying to capture some aspects of post-war America that are worthy of remembering?

Viewing The Master through different lenses

As part of a panel asked to consider Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master my role was to appraise the film from a filmic perspective or as a film text.