- Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
- Cast: Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman
- Year: 2012
- Duration: 132min
- Certificate: 15
- Type: Film
Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) is a WWII navy veteran struggling to readjust to life back at home until he meets Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the charismatic leader of a cult known as The Cause. Watching The Master feels like watching two actors at the very top of their game, playing against one another perfectly. This sweeping drama is rich and complex, heavy with a foreboding atmosphere provided by Johnny Greenwood’s soundtrack.
Part of our Paul Thomas Anderson season