Graduate Student at Loyola University Chicago.
Check out the blog for what I'm currently obsessed with in film and culture. Michael Fassbender, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet, Christian Bale, Jesse Eisenberg, David Lynch, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, and Daniel Radcliffe are regulars here.
“I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher, but above all I am a man. Hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you.”
- Philip Seymour Hoffman in the upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson film The Master
The TomKat divorce is only making me more excited to see “The Master”
The Master is expected to finish Sunday with a spectacular $750k at five locations, on sixteen screens, a per-screen average of $146k which is the strongest limited release debut in history. Support your local arthouse theaters, boys and girls.
The central question in my life right now, this week, is when will I see Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master.” I’ve been checking showtimes every day since last Tuesday. So far, it looks like the Landmark is my only play. In it’s limited run last weekend, the film broke box office records for selective release.
I know, in my bones, that this movie will change me. That’s how PTA rolls: you walk in to his films and come out reborn. I’m ready to be reborn again by “The Master”- in a non-Tom Cruise way, of course.
Saw The Master yesterday and it did not disappoint. I’m still puzzling through it and would like to see it again at some point. The score and look of the film is excellent. The film hit me in a different way then There Will Be Blood- made me question more my view of myself and how I interact with people, over questioning my view of religion and community. I thought Joaquin Phoenix was mesmerizing, but in a way I’ve never seen before on film. He plays THE most unsympathetic, degrading, unhinged, un-redeemable character. I don’t know how he did it and I don’t care to find out. Philip Seymour Hoffman is a true master. His character is so wonderfully mannered and utterly beguiling. Amy Adams kind of scared me. I thought she was brilliant and I’m going to have to think more about her role.