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    Paul Thomas Anderson Says The Playlist Named 'The Master'

    “Really, [the title of the film] was just a process of elimination. In fact, the Internet actually gave it its title first. A version of my script got out online years ago and they referred to it as 'The Master,' even though it didn’t have a title on it or anything," Paul Thomas Anderson recently to...

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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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    Chart the Evolution of Paul Thomas Anderson's Career In a Decade of 'Charlie Rose' Interviews

    PTA has promoted his four previous films on "Charlie Rose." Here are all of them.

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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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    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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    Punch-Drunk Taxi Driver

    If "Boogie Nights" is Anderson's "Goodfellas," is "Punch-Drunk Love" his "Taxi Driver?"

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    The Theme That Connects All of Paul Thomas Anderson's Movies

    In a few hours, I'll finally see Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master." As the flood of Anderson-centric content on the site (three posts in just over 24 hours) might suggest, I am mildly excited. And by mildly, I mean feverishly. And by excited, I mean frantic.

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    A Scene From 'Boogie Nights' Explains Why You Should See 'The Master' in 70mm

    "It doesn't have to look good. Film is just too damn expensive. And the theaters are already converting to video projectors."

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    “I Don’t Consider That We’re Dealing With A Cult” - Paul Thomas Anderson Talks About 'The Master' At TIFF

    Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master” may have already thrilled lucky American audiences at sneak peak pop-up screenings all over the country and in Venice – where it won two of the three major awards including Best Director – but the hypnotic, opaque and much-discussed drama is still the talk of the ...

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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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