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    Oscar Talk: 'Life of Pi,' Best Actor Race

    Oscar chances for Ang Lee's 3-D New York Film Festival opener "Life of Pi" was the main Oscar Talk discussion this week for Kris Tapley and me. We also dissected the Best Actor race, where it is now and who could enter the contenders list. Here's my "Life of Pi" review, ...

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    'The Master' Review: Egotists and the Cultists Who Love Them

    With its expansive 70 mm images, The Master almost pounces on you as it announces its epic scope and ambition – even though the impressive vistas of the sea don’t have anything to do with the heart of the film. In its intelligent, chilly essence, Paul Thomas Anderson’s film is...

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    Career Watch: Joaquin Phoenix - He's Still Here

    Career Watch: Joaquin Phoenix - He's Still Here

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    Oscar Talk: Toronto and Telluride Update, from 'The Master' and 'Cloud Atlas' to 'Silver Linings Playbook'

    Kris Tapley and I go over the Oscar race post-Toronto and Telluride, from Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder" to the fate of "Anna Karenina" and "Cloud Atlas." Neither of us liked "Hyde Park on Hudson" ve...

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    Joaquin Phoenix Thought 'The Master' Was A Comedy; Plus A Few New Photos As The Film Hits Theaters

    "I’ve seen a rough version, with no score. I thought it was a comedy. I did! I laughed the entire time I was watching it," Joaquin Phoenix recently told Time Magazine of Paul Thomas Anderson's beautiful, but narratively challenging "The Master." "I was si...

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    Are We Finally Ready to Admit That 'I'm Still Here' Is Awesome?

    There are plenty of reasons to hate this mock-documentary and one really good reason to love it: Joaquin Phoenix.

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    The Master—movie review

    'The Master' flirts with greatness and has much to admire, including exceptional performances from Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Their work is reason enough to recommend the film, yet at the screening I attended the audience was strangely silent at the end.

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    Surprise! 'The Master' Tops Our End-of-Venice Poll

    Paul Thomas Anderson's film proved to the juggernaught of this year's Venice Film Festival, handily taking both top film and performances in our Criticwire wrap-up poll.

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    New Clip From 'The Master'; Joaquin Phoenix Says Making 'I'm Still Here' Damaged His Career

    Don't call it a comeback, he's been here for years. Joaquin Phoenix has been appearing on screen for nearly three decades, initially under the name Leaf, but really came to attention in 1995 in Gus Van Sant's "To Die For," a film that really put him on the map. And across the next decade and a bit, ...

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    New NSFW Clip From Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' Announces Alamo Drafthouse Screening In Austin Next Week

    A scientology audit? Not quite. More like a Rorschach-like free-association test where Freddie Quell (played by Joaquin Phoenix) gives off his impressions of ink blots and reveals his strange and idiosyncratic character. It's another exclusive (and somewhat NSFW) clip from Paul Thomas ...

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