Posts tagged "the master"

10 Essential Movies & Documentaries About Cults

Something you may not know about me: I’m really into anything involving cults, save actually being in one. I can’t get enough of books, internet chat rooms where former members meet to discuss their stories, and, of course, movies and documentaries about cults, real or made up. Frankly, I wish there were more movies about cults, but consider thi…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 7, 2012

James Franco Is Still The Goddamn Worst: “The Master” Edition

“Paul Thomas Anderson was getting ready to make ‘The Master’ and he called me and we met … When he started talking about the role he said ‘Do you feel like you can do this?’ And I said ‘Yeah, totally. Look, I think you’re like the best American director. I feel confident. I know I ca…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 22, 2012

Joaquin Phoenix’s Performance In “The Master” Was Inspired By Bubbles The Monkey

“Paul called me Bubbles on the set. Bubbles was Michael Jackson’s pet monkey, and I was Paul’s pet monkey. The key to Freddie is an animal, just pure id. For the scene where he’s arrested and put in jail and all that, I just watched videos of wild animals that get into suburbia. If you’ve…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 14, 2012

“The Master” Is A Masterpiece

Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film stars a stunning Philip Seymour Hoffman as a 1950s cult leader who offers followers therapy to cure their demons; the film focuses on his intense relationship with a shellshocked disciple, played by an equally impressive Joaquin Phoenix. Critics are raving. Read more…

By: Newser / September 15, 2012

Hey Everybody, Joaquin Phoenix Is Still Here And Looking Pretty Fine

I always knew a day would come when Joaquin Phoenix would decide to repossess the hot. At long last, that day has arrived… but where is Casey Affleck with the camcorder to document it?

By: Rachel Krause / September 4, 2012

Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master” Is Basically All About L. Ron Hubbard And Scientology

Jessica is running late so I’m doing Quickies, which means that I get to make the first item about Scientology! So, in case it wasn’t blatantly obvious, an ex-Scientologist analyzes the trailer for “The Master” and confirms that, yeah, Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest is definitely all about the early days of L. Ron Hubbard’…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 20, 2012