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The Master (2012): “I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher, but, above all, I am a man.”

Generally known for its parallels with Scientology, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master (2012) is a fine film. A story of a wandering and tempestuous man searching for a purpose, The Master follows Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) as he is pulled in by the charm and charisma of the leader of a special group entitled The […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Her (2013)

Set in a future Los Angeles where technology has become more advanced and integrated with daily life, Her (2013) tells the story of Theodore Twombley, a professional letter-writer who has become increasingly socially isolated after splitting up with his ex-wife. One day, after seeing an advertisement for a new form of advanced operating system (OS), […]