bruan asked: may be redundant at this point, but how wassss ittttttt? (the master, in your opinion)
The movie was gorgeous to look at.
Joaquin Phoenix’s performance is mesmerizing and one of the best I can recall.
I very much enjoyed Greenwood’s score along with some of the other licensed tunes from the era.
Hoffman and Phoenix’s characters and their relationship are incredibly intricate and fascinating with layers to explore.
The themes and story are something I personally find deeply affecting and complex. The film seems to balance a simultaneous tone of epicness and intimacy and much like P.T. Anderson’s previous films there are instantly memorable scenes and quotable lines.
The Master delivers pretty much everything I love about cinema. These are the kinds of films that speak for themselves and are hard to put into words enough to do it justice. I can just recommend that people watch it and experience it for themselves. P.T. Anderson is operating on another level and has hit his stride with There Will Be Blood and The Master which feel like they could be companion pieces or part of a thematic trilogy.