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...
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...
1. The Master
4. Holy Motors
5. Beasts of the Southern Wild
5. Berberian Sound Studio
7. Moonrise Kingdom
8. Beyond the Hills
8. Once upon a Time in Anatolia
8. This is Not a Film
(thanks to Sean Wu at thescreenteen)
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...
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
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...
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 Actor for both Juaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman
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 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...