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Every Man Needs a Sub Dig Guide
Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World War II.
It doesn't happen often that all elements of what comprises film reach such a high level as with The Master. It brushes with perfection on so many an occasion which left me in complete awe for everyone involved in making this, but mainly because of the three main offenders; Phoenix, Hoffman and Anderson.
Paul Thomas Anderson is unmistakably a unique, powerful and resounding voice in cinema. Whenever he creates, something happens among lovers of film. Whenever he speaks through this wonderful medium I just have to listen. And while not all of his tales are equally impressive, they are always unique in style, content and themes. I find it amazing that a director who has received so much acclaim…
Paul Thomas Anderson is The Master. He is a filmmaker with grand visions, a director whose loyal followers pour over every word and dissect every scene and a writer who explores the failings and extremes of Man. Above all he is a hopelessly inquisitive man always striving forward and never burdened by contemporary fashion. And just like Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic false prophet at the centre of this film, his latest work is his most challenging, dense, contradictory and elusive to date.
Each new Anderson film is accompanied by unrealistic expectation. It would not be hyperbole to suggest he is one of the last truly great American filmmakers still at the peak of their creative powers. Yet with such a…
Close your eyes.
Recall a word.
The restless ocean that looks so calm from afar, like Freddy Quell who mumbles his sentences as he speaks but upon closer inspection, has a tremendous amount of energy balled up inside him ready to be released, a nuclear core of a human being.
What do you hear?
Two drunk men talking to each other. One asks the questions and the other one answers. That's it. No flashy camera movements, no breathtaking scenery. Paul Thomas Anderson used only a conversation, close-ups and some over the shoulder shots to craft one of the best scenes of all time.
Recall a word. Any word.
Two masters, in fact. Joaquin Pheonix's face crumples and…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Freddie is a bad dog. He keeps running away from home. He stumbles on a new master who loves him very much and tries to teach him to behave. Freddie loves his new master very much too, and tries to learn new tricks for him. Unfortunately, the call of the wild proves too much for Freddie and he runs away again. After a time, he returns to the master he loves so much only to find that his master has made the very difficult realization that Freddie will never be happy on a leash. And so Freddie's master has to let Freddie go. Freddie is sad to leave, but realizes that he can survive in the wild. Freddie is loose, Freddie is happy, Freddie is his own master now.
I'm not sure at this point that I can actually separate the circumstances under which I saw this film with the film itself.
When I got to the theatre, I wasn't expecting to see The Master. I had bought tickets to see Baraka in 70mm; I knew that there was a sneak peek going on that day, but I had assumed it was happening later, after Baraka. It wasn't until I picked up my tickets and the ticket lady asked if I was excited or bummed out, that I found out that I was about to get to see The Master.
Sitting in the audience, I wondered, how crazy would it be if PTA were there?
IT WAS REALLY FUCKING…
I find it hard to step back and take a critical look at The Master (or any of Paul Thomas Anderson's films, for that matter). Sometimes, films (or albums, or novels) just resonate with you, and you become emotionally attached to them. Sometimes you latch onto them so tightly that it takes years for the joy of the experience to fade and you can appropriately and fairly judge them. Your mind hears other people's criticisms and works to defend them, however tangential, frivolous, and contradictory those defenses might be. That feeling has not yet faded for Magnolia, so I think I've got a few more years of The Master-worship in me.
The most common complaint…
A movie felt more than understood.
I cannot explain why I like this movie thematically, much more than:
the movie has a hard time expressing its themes, and what it has to say to me, even though it has a lot to say, the same way that I currently have a hard time finding what I want to say to myself - to understand my needs to try to change myself - to find out what I truly want.
In that way this film somehow reflected where I am right now, and that's terrifying and comforting and wonderful and tragic, but I'm glad this exists and that I saw it now.
Fantastic performances from everyone. Simply outstanding. The direction is outstanding, the cinematography is outstanding, the writing is outstanding. It's a great portrayal of a mentally unstable veteran. Everything about this movie is technically fantastic, and I realize that, but it just didn't grab me like I hoped it would.
Bro I love pta and psh but I am not going to pretend I was smart enough to get this
Not one of my favorite PTA films.
Good film, Joaquin and PSH's portrayal's were great, however, I had a difficult time falling into the story, it could have flowed better.
1. The informal processing scene.
2. The two main characters are engaging and impenetrable, making you think about them long after the movie's done.
3. Amy Adams is the real Master.
4. Shows a way in which people who feel lonely or intensely alienated from society can fall in line with a cult.
5. Joaquin Phoenix breaks a toilet and drinks paint thinner.
Un marinero borracho y errante, se encuentra azarosamente con el Maestro de una comunidad, quien trata de adoctrinarlo para convertirlo en algo mejor, lo cual será dificil pues el pasado y su personalidad lo atormentan.
Estética 🍷 92/100
Cuadros muy interesantes y detallados en todo el largometraje; el uso del color es bastante homogéneo, lo que pareciera fácil pero muchas películas fallan en eso.
Narrativa ☕️ 64/100
Tiene toques muy tenues de fantasía, como hacer referencia a las vidas pasadas. Pero al mismo tiempo se siente una atmósfera de realismo incómodo a cada momento, lo cual aunque bien llevado en lo personal no me gustó.
Al final senti que no paso nada relevante.
Entretenimiento 🍻 53/100
Pues lo dicho, no me interesé en la historia y no creo que la vuelva a ver.
Veredicto 🍾 70/100
...sailor of the seas.
my favorites that i love primarily because of visuals (colors, symmetry, overall cinematography) regardless of plot, characters and anything else…