December 29, 2012

The Master (12/29/2012)

Lettergrade: D

Excellent performances from Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman (plus a very brief scene where Amy Adams seems to read a letter addressed to Penthouse Forum or something) are not enough to make this oblique and glacially paced movie about a cult leader transparently based on L. Ron Hubbard worth sitting through.  I've said it before and I'll say it again: Paul Thomas Anderson sucks.

Shot in 65mm, so if you saw it projected that way, it might have at least looked really good, I guess.  

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