DVD: The Master


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I admired rather than enjoyed Paul Thomas Anderson's demanding drama on first viewing, but in the four months since then it's refused to leave my head.

Maybe that's because The Master has the disjointed and heightened quality of a memory rather than the narrative focus of a conventional film. At any rate, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix are magnificent as a preening cult leader and his brutish disciple.