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Mondo Posters for Les Mis, The Master

Mondo Posters for Les Mis, The Master

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The Master Blu-ray Combo Giveaway

The Master Blu-ray Combo Giveaway

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Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master will be released on Blu-ray and DVD February 26th. Anchor Bay Home Entertainment and The Weinstein Company have offered us 2 copies to give to Awards Daily readers. All you need to do to qualify is leave a comment with a few lines about why you think The Master is one of the best films of 2012. Haunted by his past, WW-II veteran and drifter…

San Francisco Goes for The Master

San Francisco Goes for The Master

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More love for the PTA MASTERpiece: Best Picture - The Master Best Director - Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty Best Foreign Film - Amour Best Actor - Joaquin Phoenix, The Master. Best Actress - Emmanuelle Riva, Amour. Best Supporting Actor - Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln. Best Supporting Actress - Helen Hunt, The Sessions. Best Original Screenplay - Zero Dark Thirty. Best Adapted Screenplay - Lincoln. Best Film Editing - Argo Best Cinematography - Life of Pi Best Production Design - Moonrise Kingdom Best Animated Feature - ParaNorman Best Documentary - The Waiting Room

The Master tops Sight & Sound’s Best of 2012

The Master tops Sight & Sound’s Best of 2012

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1. The Master 2. Tabu 3. Amour 4. Holy Motors 5. Beasts of the Southern Wild 5. Berberian Sound Studio 7. Moonrise Kingdom 8. Beyond the Hills 8. Cosmopolis 8. Once upon a Time in Anatolia 8. This is Not a Film (thanks to Sean Wu at thescreenteen)

Why The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty are Different

Why The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty are Different

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I read with interest Sharon Waxman’s latest piece on how billionaire funder Megan Ellison is going to ruin independent film. This is based on the high output/low box office for The Master. Waxman’s theory is that if billionaires can simply write a check  and the film doesn’t earn back what it spent that makes it harder for that filmmaker’s next project to get funding and sets a bad precedent. I’m…

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The Master Review: A Child Said, What is the Grass?

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You may be a state trooper, you might be a young Turk You may be the head of some big TV network You may be rich or poor, you may be blind or lame You may be living in another country under another name But you’re gonna have to serve somebody –Bob Dylan There is a moment in the documentary Grizzly Man when two bears are fighting and one of…

The Master to Become Highest Reviewed Film of the Year

The Master to Become Highest Reviewed Film of the Year

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It must be stipulated that other films may rank slightly higher but they aren’t movies that will be in the Best Picture race. The Master is that movie to finally stir critics, or so it seems right now, in the way no film has since Fincher’s The Social Network. After the Academy “went a different way” the critics were not united, as far as I could tell, behind any one…

The Master (Almost) Sweeps Venice – But Maybe Not?

The Master (Almost) Sweeps Venice – But Maybe Not?

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Turns out the jury awarded The Master their top prize but then the prize was yanked. Read the full story on the HR. However, there is some dispute as to whether or not this is true. Officially, the Golden Lion winner is Kim-ki Duk for ‘Pieta’ The Master officially won: Best Director Best Actor for both Juaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman Other awards– Special Jury prize to Paradise: Love…

Clip from The Master – NSFW

Clip from The Master – NSFW

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I have a feeling I’m gonna dig this one, even more than the last one.  Here is a clip promoting the screening in Austin: Thanks to @guscruz And another one:

The Master Earning Raves out of Venice

The Master Earning Raves out of Venice

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The Guardian’s Xan Brooks: Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic tale of postwar America offers catnip for the senses and succour for the soul, riffing lightly off the life of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard to conjure up a film that is both expansive and intimate, confident and self-questioning. The themes may be contentious, but the handling is perfect. If there were ever a movie to cause the lame to walk and…