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The Master

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    Oscars: In A Field Of Epics Who Has The Best Chance To Win Best Editing?

    This week's "Killing Them Softly" is something of an outlier this season, in that it runs at a brisk 97 minutes. As has been noted by many -- not least a seemingly ADD-afflicted senior Variety staffer -- many of the big movies in awards contention have come with epic running times.

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    Oscars: Taking The Temperature Of The Race As 'Les Miserables' & 'Zero Dark Thirty' Screen

    With Thanksgiving over and done with, we've arguably reached the mid-point of the awards season. Things will be kicking off with the Independent Spirit nominations arriving tomorrow, and the New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review following next week. And with Oscar ballots going o...

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    Watch: 1-Hour Q&A With Paul Thomas Anderson About 'The Master' At The Astor Theater In Melbourne, Australia

    Looking for a break from the family, or maybe something a bit more cerebral than the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade (that thing seems to go on forever, doesn't it?)? Well, here's a little treat from down under.

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    Joaquin Phoenix Backtracks On His Damaging Oscar Comments, Says He Owes Career To His Nomination

    For every year-end darling labeled by audiences and critics as an Oscar contender, there likewise exists an awards season campaign fully brought to its knees by an actor's derisive remarks. No matter the veracity of their statements, it's long been established that any unfavorable opinion no...

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    For Your Consideration: An Early November Take On The Major Oscar Races

    All the major fall festivals have come and -- save AFI FEST, which is still ongoing -- gone, and the Oscar prognostication has come out in full force. And while there's still just over two months until the nominations are announced, it's finally fair game. Yes, there's a few major films ...

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    20 Minutes Of Deleted Scenes Coming To 'The Master' DVD Plus Watch The John Huston Docs That Inspired The Film

    Even if "The Master" isn't quite the breakout hit that "There Will Be Blood" was, it is undeniably one of the most talked about movies of the year. Paul Thomas Anderson's film continues to spur discussions and debates, and conversations are nothing less than passionate. T...

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    'Punch-Drunk Love' Coming To Blu-Ray Next Year; PTA Explains Why Jeremy Renner Wasn't Cast In 'The Master'

    "The Master" is still rolling out around the world, which means Paul Thomas Anderson is still doing press, which means there are still morsels from the filmmaker to ponder, turn over and get excited about.

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    James Franco Says PTA Courted Him For Joaquin Phoenix's Role In 'The Master'

    Coming to theaters this fall...the new film from Paul Thomas Anderson starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeremy Renner, Reese Witherspoon and Emma Stone. Yep, had the cards been dealt differently for PTA, "The Master" would have been quite another picture. Now we can add another actor to the...

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    Joaquin Phoenix Says Goodbye To Oscar Chances, Calls Awards "Total Utter Bullshit"

    Nearly everyone who has seen Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" agrees that the performances by it's two leads, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix, and co-star Amy Adams, are Oscar-caliber turns. Given rich, complex characters to dive into, in a world unlike anything we...

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    Podcast: The Playlist Talks 'The Master' & 'Looper'

    The podcast returns this week after a long absence. We apologize for the lack of shows, but obviously we've been hella busy. This week, host Erik McClanahan is joined by regular guests Kevin Jagernauth and Rodrigo Perez for reviews of two films from American writer/directors garnering a ton of a...

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