The Master

7 Oct

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The Master follows war veteran Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix), who returns to a post-war society while suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. He struggles with alcoholism, communication, and functioning normally in the presence of other people. After boarding a ship intoxicated and uninvited, he meets Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the leader of a philosophical group called The Cause. Freddie begins traveling with The Cause in hopes that it will help him return to a state of normalcy.

Limited Release

The film has a limited release, meaning that it only plays in select theaters or areas. It originally only opened in five locations across New York and Los Angeles, but is now available in select theaters across the U.S. Upon researching this movie, I was unable to find out the reason why it has a limited release. When I see the movie, I will blog my review of the film and analyze why I think it has a limited release.

Local Showtimes

Unfortunately, The Master is not available in any theaters in Wyoming, however, it is available in certain theaters in Colorado! It is specifically available in theaters that have more than 10 screens. Here is the list of showings for The Master in the Colorado area:

For other Colorado theaters, go here.


One Response to “The Master”


  1. The Master: Review « LCCC Life on Campus - October 12, 2012

    […] The Master is a beautiful film with a lot of depth, great acting, and a unique way of film making. Joaquin Phoenix’s performance carries the entire movie. From his stance, to his voice, to his mannerisms, Phoenix creates an entirely different person flawlessly. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s acting is incredibly believable, and he is the perfect counterpart to Phoenix. Besides the unbelievable acting, the cinematography is gorgeous. The movie wasn’t shot digitally, in fact, it was shot in 70 mm film. Having been shot in actual film, the film naturally feels like it’s set in the post-war era. The film aspect creates a perfect effect for all of the visual motifs set throughout the movie. Director Paul Thomas Anderson carefully crafted the film through intriguing dialogue, visuals, and talented actors. […]

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