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Film students everywhere bow down to director Paul Thomas Anderson. The guy behind "The Master," "Boogie Nights," and "There Will Be Blood" has claimed his place as one of the most iconic American directors working today, constantly churning out critically beloved darlings that blow the socks off both movie buffs and Academy voters.
And much like Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino, Anderson has his own clearly developed visual aesthetic, one that truly separates him from his peers. Get More »
This week: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams all earned Oscar nominations for their performances in the period drama "The Master," writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's thinly disguised commentary on Scientology.
Everyone needs their "Happy Song." For Paul Thomas Anderson, his joy comes from Carly Rae Jepsen.
"The Master" filmmaker admitted his love for "Call Me Maybe" while speaking with an Australian interviewer. "That is the song that I need to hear to make me happy again," he said. "That song makes me so happy when I hear it."
Just when the world was this close to forgetting all about his little too-cool-for-film-school "I'm Still Here" play, courtesy of one stellar performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," Joaquin Phoenix has gone and done it again.
The two-time Academy Award nominee (for "Gladiator" and "Walk the Line") has given his proverbial middle finger to Oscar and declared in advance that he's not interested in what was sure to be a locked nomination for supporting actor in this year's race, thank you very much.
Phoenix unleashed his wild opinions of the awards season hooplah in a new interview by Elvis Mitchell for Interview Magazine.
"I think it's bulls**t," he said of his potential candidacy for the big award. "I think it's total, utter bulls**t, and I don't want to be a part of it. I don't believe in it. It's a carrot, but it's the worst-tasting carrot I've ever tasted in my whole life. I don't want this carrot. It's totally subjective. Pitting people against each other ... It's the stupidest thing in the whole world." Get More »
Coming off a chorus of critics praising it to the rafters, "The Master" looks to be one of the must see movies of the Fall season. Why must we see it? Because Philip Seymour Hoffman told you to.
Hoffman plays a 1950s religious guru named Lancaster Dodd who takes rambunctious World War II vet Freddie (Joaquin Phoenix) under his wing. Their relationship goes from paternal to adversarial when Freddie realizes that Dodd's new-age cult The Cause might be leading him down the primrose path.
Check out these three collage-style clips to get yourself in the proper headspace for "The Master." Get More »
In the movie equivalent of awarding every player on a children's soccer team a trophy just for showing up, the Venice Film Festival invoked special rules over the weekend to prevent Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" from winning their top honor after jurors had awarded the film too many prizes.
Apparently there is such a thing as being too good. Get More »
Now here's the PTA magic we've been waiting for!
The couple of teaser trailers for "The Master," Paul Thomas Anderson's new drama that is almost most definitely inspired by the rise of L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology, were intriguing but — as can be PTA's way when it comes to promotional materials — frustratingly elliptical. We got a look at Joaquin Phoenix as some sort of troubled soul (who likes to spend time on beaches, apparently) and PTA veteran Philip Seymour Hoffman as a charismatic yet somewhat sinister fella with a rather ambitious agenda. Get More »
If there's going to be controversy, you might as well get on with it as soon as possible.
Paul Thomas Anderson figures that his new film, "The Master," is probably going to receive some criticism (to put it lightly) from the Church of Scientology, as it's somewhat inspired by the life of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. But instead of trying to keep "The Master" under wraps and dealing with the storm when it comes upon the film's theatrical release in October, Anderson is attempting to extend something of an olive branch early on by screening it for one of Scientology's most prominent members: Tom Cruise, according to The Wrap. Get More »
With all the alien invasions, sinking battleships and avenging superheroes going on at the box office right now, it might seem like a strange time to begin talking about Oscar buzz. But thanks to the brand new trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," the 2013 Oscar race has officially just kicked off.
And Joaquin Phoenix is leading the way. Get More »
Hey guys, remember way, way back when we told you about Paul Thomas Anderson's new movie, the untitled religious drama that used be called "The Master?" It's okay if you don't recall; trust us, this morning seems like a long time ago to us as well. But now that we've all regrouped over lunch, we've got a new "Master" related bombshell to drop: Amy Adams is going to co-star in it.
According to indieWire, the three time Oscar nominee will be joining Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix in what is shaping up to be a true all-star cast.
But you better read this fast, because at the rate they're going, the movie might be finished by the time you're done with this article. Get More »