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Review: “Inherent Vice”

One wonders if there was something more than tobacco in the cigarettes used to burn the cue marks into the celluloid prints that filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson specially requested for the release of “Inherent Vice,” as it often seems that marijuana is part of the movie’s physical DNA. Protagonist Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix), a questionably-licensed …

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Review: “The Master”

Paul Thomas Anderson began his career with the story of an older social outcast taking on a younger one as his protégé in 1996’s “Hard Eight,” and now, 16 years later and regarded by many as the leading American filmmaker of his generation, he has returned to the same scenario in “The Master.” Once again, …

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New trailer for “The Master” offers new revelations about P.T.A.’s vision

In my recent Comic-Con thought piece, I vowed that we at Critic Speak would never again post marketing materials, including trailers, without a good reason for doing so. Well, I think there are a couple of good reasons to check out this new trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master,” unless you are committed to …

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Philip Seymour Hoffman in Paul Thomas Anderson's THE MASTER.

Teaser #2: “The Master”

Teaser #2 for Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams is embedded above. Somehow, it manages to be even more orgasmic than the first. Need anything more be said? I think not. “The Master” hits theaters October 12.

Teaser Monday: First glimpses of PTA’s The Master and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Today, teasers for two of the most anticipated upcoming films–which couldn’t be more different from one another–hit the web. The more exciting of the pair is the one for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, starring Joaquin Phoenix in his return to formal acting. The teaser does exactly what it should — it doesn’t let you …

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