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Paul Thomas Anderson

Don't Believe the Hype

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The dividing lines have already been drawn -- and continue to be drawn -- about what should or shouldn't be among the year-end awards contenders. And the biggest line, of course, has to do with The Master.

The Master and the Slow Boat to China (With Spoilers)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

While many want The Master to be an assault on what they see as a kooky and possibly dangerous cult, I'm not convinced that The Master is or has to be about more than its two main characters struggling and ultimately failing to make themselves whole.

The Very Masterful Master

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 11.26.2012 | Entertainment
Lorraine Devon Wilke

The Master, while also ponderous, complex, intriguing and likely to win Oscars, stands out as a profound, artistic saga brought to seething life by performances so startling they stayed with me for days afterwards.

Movie Review, The Master: Egotists and the Cultists Who Love Them

Caryn James | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment
Caryn James

In its intelligent, chilly essence, Paul Thomas Anderson's film is an intense, eye-to-eye war between two different yet interdependent psyches.

'The Master': A Movie Review

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

This is not a feel-good movie. But it is a master class in acting. It is a haunting fictional story that is all too true. As with great writing, it takes us into the labyrinth of human nature, rife with emotional hunger, desperation and rage.

ReThink Review: The Master -- It's Amazing, But Barely About Scientology

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

A lot has been said about whether the Cause is code for Scientology. Anderson drew a lot of inspiration from L. Ron Hubbard and the origins of Scientology, but to say that The Master is about Scientology misses the point.

Christopher Rosen

The Secrets Of 'The Master' Revealed: Co-Star Rami Malek Goes Behind The Curtain Of The New Film

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.18.2012 | Entertainment

The performances Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams deliver in "The Master" as, respectively, Freddie Quell, Lancaster Dodd and Peg...

Toronto Film Festival -- So Next Year's Oscar Goes to...

Mark Juddery | Posted 11.18.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

It's time to start asking: what will win the Oscar for best film next year? Or maybe it's too early for such questions, but I've just returned from the Toronto International Film Festival, so forgive me for jumping the gun.

Has Harvey Weinstein Already Taken Over Oscar Season?

Mike Hogan | Posted 11.17.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

Welcome to The Chase, HuffPost Entertainment's weekly breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 25, 2012, executive arts and entertainment editor Michael Hogan and entertainment editor Christopher Rosen will chat about awards season and which films will make the most noise at the 85th annual Academy Awards.

Scientology vs. Zombies At The Weekend Box Office

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 09.16.2012 | Entertainment

It's a good weekend if your name is Paul Anderson. Paul W.S. Anderson, architect of the seemingly unkillable "Resident Evil" franchise, saw its fifth ...

The Master: Paul Thomas Anderson's Naturalist Fable and Francine

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.15.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

You can't take your eyes off The Master, neither Paul Thomas Anderson's new film nor Philip Seymour Hoffman in the role of Lancaster Dodd. Francine is tough material, but this tightly conceived near silent film is well worth seeing.

'The Master' Breaks Art House Box Office Records

Posted 09.15.2012 | Entertainment

"The Master" got off to a strong start at Friday's box office, grossing $242,127 for an impressive $48,425 per-screen average, according to The Hollyw...

What Is Amy Adams' Name In 'The Master'?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.16.2014 | Entertainment

Amy Adams has received some of the best reviews of her career for playing Peggy Dodd in "The Master." Which is confusing for those who thought her nam...

Which Critics Didn't Love 'The Master'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.14.2012 | Entertainment

Now that "The Master" is finished storming the festival circuit, audiences can see for themselves whether or not Paul Thomas Anderson has directed the...

Will 'The Master' Command an Oscar For Joaquin Phoenix?

Liz Smith | Posted 11.14.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

In Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film, "The Master" (his sixth), not only does he go out on a limb, but he allows two of our finest actors--Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman--to hang precariously from that limb with him.

Toronto Festival Conclusions: The Oscar race Begins

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While this year's best-picture winner may in fact have played at TIFF 2012, there was no huge critical groundswell around a realistic contender, the way there was last year.

PHOTOS: 'The Master' Premieres In New York

Posted 09.12.2012 | New York

Following Harvey Weinstein's decision to ramp up security amidst reports of angry, strange calls from Scientologists, Paul Thomas Anderson's highly an...

Mike Hogan

P.T. Anderson On 'The Master,' Joaquin Phoenix & Loving Redheads

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Hogan | Posted 11.17.2012 | Entertainment

"The Master" is a movie people are going to be talking about for a long time. Paul Thomas Anderson's haunting meditation on friendship, manipulation a...

Is 'The Master' About Scientology?

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.17.2012 | Entertainment

Amy Adams has received three Oscar nominations in her career thus far, but she gives what is arguably her greatest performance in "The Master." That m...

Movie Review: The Master

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.10.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given the evidence of The Master and his last film, There Will Be Blood, I'd offer this: Anderson seems bent on making movies that challenge the viewer to figure out what he's really about.

WATCH: 'The Master' Gets Super NSFW In New Clip

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment

Today in P.T. Anderson and The Weinstein Company's world of hype: a new clip from "The Master," in which Joaquin Phoenix identifies some very graphic ...

The Three Filmmaking Andersons: A Guide

Gordy Grundy | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
Gordy Grundy

With a gaggle of great films over the recent season, it is very easy to get confused between the many Andersons of contemporary cinema. Following is a guide.

Lucas Kavner

Paul Thomas Anderson Goes Back In Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.07.2012 | Arts

When famed Austin, Texas, movie theater the Alamo Drafthouse announced its newest series of classic film screenings, they were quick to tout that they...

Venice Film Festival Gets More Exclusive

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 10.28.2012 | Entertainment

VENICE, Italy — The Venice Film Festival is focusing on its artistic roots this year, courting celebrated directors and not flashy Hollywood blo...

WATCH: Final Trailer For 'The Master' Arrives

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.28.2012 | Entertainment

The good news about summer winding down? That "The Master" is even closer to release. Paul Thomas Anderson's highly anticipated film is just over two ...