The Master is a powerful film with an all-star cast. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Rami Malek, this film is a must-watch for any cinephile.
The Master revolves around the story of a man (Phoenix) who is trying to adjust to normal life after serving in the war. After being fired from a few jobs, he meets Lancaster Dodd (Hoffman) who brings him to live with his family. The thing is, though, that Dodd is basically running a cult.
The acting in this film is superb. Everyone gives it their all, and the characters are believable. You sympathize with everyone, even Dodd and his community.
I did feel like this film was a little too long and drawn-out, though. The film moved slowly, and that will be a turn-off for some viewers.
The cinematography was great, and it held my attention for the duration of the film. The shots were simple but framed beautifully.
The Master is a beautiful, well-acted work of art that anyone who loves film should watch. Some will find this movie too weird or slow burning, but this film wasn’t made for them. If you’re a fan of Paul Thomas Anderson’s films or of the cast, I highly recommend you watch this.
The Master is available to stream on US Netflix