There are certain films that are immediately vaunted by the audiences and critics as Oscar material; The Master falls in that category!
The good news here is that The Master has premiered at the 69th Venice International Film Festival and has received outstanding reviews; a critic even termed the film as “unmissable”! Well, when the direction is being helmed by Paul Thomas Anderson, considering his previous movies (the multiple award winning There Will Be Blood being a case in point), we always knew this one will slake our thirst for a quality film!
The Master centres on the story of Freddie Quell (played by Joaquin Phoenix) and his relationship with the writer-doctor-nuclear physicist-theoretical philosopher Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman)! After World War 2, Quell, a naval officer, arrives back home with an uncertain future and no job on hand!
That is when he meets Dodd, who starts a religious organization; Quell and Dodd do wonders as a team! However, Quell, going through a tough phase, begins to question the beliefs of Dodd and the organization!
Going by the promos and the puffs, both Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman have given an outstanding performance! The background score of the film is what we are looking forward to the most!
Do watch the trailer of The Master below and you’ll fall in love with it if you are a lover of quality cinema!