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September 20, 2012

‘The Master’ a dance of trust, mistrust

Writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson crafts engrossing, big-canvas character studies, from the cheesy ’70s porn star of “Boogie Nights” and the gritty oil man of early 20th-century America in “There Will Be Blood” to the interwoven lives of contemporary L.A. in “Magnolia.” But “The Master” may go down as one of his most compelling works for two simple reasons: Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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