Words by Naomi Jeffreys
“You do this for a billion years or not at all. It’s not fashion,” Mary Sue Dodd, The Master.
The Master is the hotly anticipated ‘scientology movie’ of 2012. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood) and a host of American movie stars, including: Kirsten Dunst, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams.
It’s reception at the Toronto Film Festival has been met to favourable reviews; twitchfilm.com has said: “The Master is brilliant and/or confounding and/or terrible. It may be talked about for the ages or forgotten in a few years. It may be a masterpiece, and/or it may be empty of content masked by strong moments of acting prowess and visual flare. It is a repetitive film. The Master may, indeed, be brilliant, but it is a hard film to love, and an easy film to hate.”
Check out the images of the cast from the Toronto Film Festival: