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The Master

Philip Seymour Hoffman: An Appreciation

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I first noticed Philip Seymour Hoffman's work in a serious way at Sundance in 1998, when he showed up in significant roles in two different films: Next Stop Wonderland and Montana.

16 Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies To Fill The Hole In Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment

Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday (Feb. 2) afternoon in his Manhattan apartment. It is believed Hoffman died from a dru...

Movie review: Her

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.16.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Theodore has no luck with the ladies -- even when they're practically drawing him illustrations of the human reproductive act. He's bereft after a break-up, convinced he's doomed to a life of solitude. Then he installs Samantha and she not only organizes his life -- she gets him, in a way that no one ever has gotten him.

When Movies Aren't Audience-Friendly

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You know what an audience-friendly film is. It tells a story that engages you about characters you can like and root for. Yet those films -- movies that seek to tell a story that uplifts or inspires -- often get short shrift from critics for that reason alone.

WATCH: What You Didn't See In 'The Master'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.04.2013 | Entertainment

Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" went through a number of pre-production changes, from its cast (Jeremy Renner was originally tapped to play Freddi...

DVDs: Masterful The Master, How to Survive a Plague and Hidden TV Gem Garrow's Law

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

One of the best films of the year, it's almost a shame to see The Master in your home rather than in gorgeous 70mm in a movie theater.

YouTube Stars Take To MTV To Premiere Music Videos (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.27.2013 | Media
Shira Lazar

As a bonafide YouTube star, DeStorm is still cranking out roughly nine videos a week, including his daily vlogs, video on his second channel, and a big music video on his main channel.

Romany Malco Recreates Oscar-Nominated Best Actor Performances (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.26.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

To round out our Academy Awards-themed week, actor Romany Malco ("Weeds", "40 Year-Old Virgin," "Think Like A Man") performs monologues from this ye...

Joaquin Phoenix Gives Bizarre Statement After Winning Award

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.21.2013 | Entertainment

As you probably remember, Joaquin Phoenix has feelings about awards season. "I think it's bulls--t," Phoenix said to Elvis Mitchell during an inter...

GUESS WHO?

Posted 01.17.2013 | Celebrity

Click over to Snakkle to see Philip Seymour Hoffman and other now-and-then photos. He is a Oscar-winning actor who can play both "The Master" and ...

2012 in Film: The Runner-Ups

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

These films are all very good if not great. Either they didn't quite make my 'favorite of the year' list or they aren't the kind of thing that belongs on a traditional best-of-year list (you'll see which ones I'm referring to).

2012 Year in Film: The Studios Stepped up, But Independent and International Still Tops

Brian Formo | Posted 02.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

While studios did have a stellar year, the bests came from the independent and international films this year, with career highs, autueristic re-enforcers, welcome cinematic returns and new visionaries. Here's my round-up of the 10 best films released in 2012.

Beyond Category: 2001 and The Master

Mike Kaplan | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Kaplan

While The Master, like 2001, has meditative and metaphysical leanings -- areas that tend to unnerve audiences -- it was greeted, unlike 2001, by many rapturous reviews describing its wondrous surprises and consummate craftsmanship.

Surprise Winner At Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.08.2013 | Entertainment

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) handed out its 2012 awards on Sunday and "Amour" was a surprise choice for Best Picture. "The Master,...

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 ...

Oscars Predictions: New Charts Reveal Experts' Changing Views

Tom O'Neil | Posted 12.30.2012 | Entertainment
Tom O'Neil

Five weeks ago, most Oscar experts polled by Gold Derby believed Silver Linings Playbook was out front to win Best Picture, followed by Lincoln in second place. Since then, the forecasts have changed radically.

Should 'The Hunger Games' & 'The Avengers' Win Oscars?

Mike Hogan | Posted 12.22.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

The Avengers. Joss Whedon deserves some kind of award for turning what could have been the clunkiest superhero-supergroup spectacle since Fantastic Four into a razor-sharp, bullet-fast fun-fest, but they don't give Oscars for that.

Joaquin Phoenix: Don't Bite the Hand That Feeds You

Eva Glettner | Posted 12.19.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

When the kids were little, the phrase "don't bite the hand that feeds you" was in fact quite literal. I know you really want the Cheerios and you want to show off your choppers, but don't bite my arm as I put them on your plate.

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 Master,' Narrative

Marc Lafia | Posted 12.10.2012 | Arts
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Marc Lafia

He looks around; is someone following? He looks to the sky; are there omens there? In his lackey's hand, in the bright day sun, just dug out, a treas...

FACE IT: We Are Not as Dumb as They Think

Michele Willens | Posted 12.04.2012 | Arts
Michele Willens

We can choose to believe that everything and everyone is dumbing down. But I don't buy that. And I think a lot of others also don't want to be told what to think. People who -- if it's smart and sturdy -- will come, and sit still for as long as it takes.

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.

The Master... Really?

Warren Adler | Posted 11.25.2012 | Entertainment
Warren Adler

The director offers up some odd ensemble scene where Hoffman does a cutesy song and dance routine before a group of sycophants where most of the women are completely naked, making one wonder how they were motivated to strip while the men remain modestly clothed.