Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Why watch: It’s the Scientology-inspired movie Tom Cruise doesn’t want you to see!
The low-down: An aimless WWII veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) straightens out his life after joining a spiritual movement - called The Cause - led by a charismatic ex-scientist (Philip Seymour Hoffman) in the 1950s.
The buzz: Decide for yourself if this is indeed the unofficial biopic of L Ron Hubbard, cult sci-fi novelist and founder of the world’s most secretive and controversial religion, Scientology. (In other words, it’s about the guy who gave us Battlefield Earth — the book, not the rubbish movie adaptation.) Whether it’s about Hubbard or not (Hoffman claims his character is modelled on film-maker Orson Welles), The Master definitely has our curiosity piqued — especially in light of the circumstances which reportedly led Katie Holmes to split from hubby and devout Scientologist Tom Cruise. Elsewhere, the cult movie, so to speak, is also an Oscar hot-ticket and has already scooped up a few awards at the recent Venice Film Festival. So has Cruise seen the movie? Apparently he has and reportedly isn’t thrilled about it. But "we are still friends," said helmer Paul Thomas Anderson. "The rest is between me and Tom."
Opens: Jan 17, 2013
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