If I really had to choose just one favorite filmmaker who is prolific today, I’d have to select Paul Thomas Anderson. I’ve adored just about everything he’s done, especially Magnolia, Boogie Nights, and There Will Be Blood. A new film from PTA is my own personal idea of an Event Movie.
The Master trailer
In my mind, Paul Thomas Anderson pretty much is The Master. This movie looks something like a cross between Magnolia (with that voice over and the camera work) and There Will Be Blood (a period setting, and a battle of wills between two men).
It’s also interesting that this movie stars Joaquin Phoenix, in a hopeful comeback after that I’m Still Here debacle which easily could have (and should have?) ended his acting career just like he wanted. But I’m not about to go into that right now.