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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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 7, 2012 - 9:00 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | October 22, 2012 - 12:20 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | October 14, 2012 - 9:00 am

“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…

Newser | September 15, 2012 - 3:30 pm

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…

Rachel Krause | September 4, 2012 - 3:20 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 20, 2012 - 10:20 am