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The Master

July 30, 2014

Joaquin Phoenix plays a Navy veteran psychologically broken by his experiences, who becomes a disciple of the charismatic leader of The Cause (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and his controlling wife (Amy Adams). Film preceeded by a tribute reel celebrating the career of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

A challenging, perplexing, and fascinating epic, Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master is a striking portrait of the drifters and seekers in post-WW2 America. Phoenix and Hoffman give career-best performances as two characters who yearn for understanding, but are sabotaged by their own personal demons.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Principal Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern
Country: USA
Year: 2012
Running Time: 138 Minutes