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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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    James Gray & Marion Cotillard Discuss How They Came Together For Next Year's Period Piece 'The Nightingale'

    While it may have seemed premature on paper, the Telluride Film Festival's celebration of 37-year-old French actress Marion Cotillard's body of work last weekend is arriving right on the crest of her career apogee, a period we may look back on in several decades and compare to the way Jeanne Moreau ...

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    Surprise: Telluride Unveils Quick Sneak Peek Of James Gray's 'The Nightingale' Starring Marion Cotillard & Joaquin Phoenix

    Disappointment with too few showstoppers has been a common complaint at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend (mostly by privileged film critics and Oscar bloggers wanting more sizzle). Each year, Telluride sneaks a few surprise films not listed on the official line-up and generally of marquee va...

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    VENICE: 'The Master' Press Conference; Cruise & Anderson Still Friends

    Despite an enthusiastic reception as he entered the room, Paul Thomas Anderson held up his reputation as elusive prey at "The Master" press conference in Venice, and his two stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix were happy to fall in step behind him. In fact, Phoenix barely said...

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