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Paul Thomas Anderson

What Now, Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Now that his first comeback movie has seriously bombed, what's next for Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Robert Downey Jr. Drops Big Project

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.26.2013 | Entertainment

"Inherent Vice," Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name, was set to give Robert Downey Jr. his first non-franc...

In Praise of Context

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.16.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We are losing context. Every single day. And we don't seem to notice. Or care. We dispute it and disrespect it and otherwise dismiss it. Our love affair with all that is new, different and sensational leads us to fashion a society that has fewer and fewer ties to the past or memories of it.

Hold the Free-Range Chicken and Creamed Kale: Tom Hooper Celebrated at Michael's

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As to the DGA awards, Hooper joins Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Ang Lee, and Ben Affleck for this honor. Omitted were Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, and most serious, a favorite: David O. Russell.

We Like 'The Master' But Don't Really Know Why, Here's Why

Posted 12.03.2012 | College

Professors Kevin Anderson and Salman Hameed discuss and debate all the "hype" behind Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master." Watch the full trailer be...

Joaquin Phoenix: 'It's Not Like I F--king Hate The Oscars'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.15.2012 | Entertainment

Joaquin Phoenix is in the process of reconciling with the Academy Awards, after previously calling the race to win one "bulls--t." Phoenix, who is on ...

The Master Is a Muddled Mess of a Movie

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.23.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The acting is certainly good with the three lead actors being outstanding, but Anderson's script hamstrings the movie from beginning to end. Finally it all becomes tiresome and oblique and the audience leaves feeling completely frustrated.

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...