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Despite two amazing performances, Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' disappoints.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  09-29-2012  |  Reviews

Oh, Canadanew

The Toronto Film Festival forecasts a so-so film season.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Sam Adams  |  09-24-2012  |  Movies

One powerful relationship fuels the extraordinary The Masternew

Is The Master—Paul Thomas Anderson's hauntingly intimate epic—about Scientology? That's been the focus of attention for many with only peripheral interest in the film itself, hoping perhaps for some kind of searing roman-a-clef take-down of L. Ron Hubbard and his movement.
Charleston City Paper  |  Scott Renshaw  |  09-19-2012  |  Reviews

Idiosyncratic vision of American empire in The Masternew

In The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood) returns to familiar themes of his short but resplendent filmography: the search for a father figure or lost son; dysfunctional family relationships; and flawed men fated to self-destruction.
INDY Week  |  Neil Morris  |  09-19-2012  |  Reviews

The Master Showcases The Two Best Performances of the Yearnew

The Master--which explores the lure and vagaries of power and free will--excises veins of American complexity rarely seen since the plays of Arthur Miller.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  09-19-2012  |  Reviews

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