Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film on the silver screenStarring Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, this is a striking portrait of drifters and seekers in post WWII America.
Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master unfolds the journey of a Naval veteran (Phoenix) who arrives home from war, unsettled and uncertain of his future. He is tantalised by 'The Cause' (a thinly-disguised fictionalisation of Scientology), and its charismatic leader (Hoffman).
With an atmospheric score by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, this is a fascinating exploration of the power of the cult and the roots of a controversial modern religion.
'...it sees Anderson on captivating form as a director who is able to surprise and impress with scene after scene.'
- Time Out (five stars).