the master


This week, Paducah’s Maiden Alley Cinema presents The Master, the story of a troubled World War Two veteran, played by Joaquin Phoenix, who falls under the sway of the charismatic leader of a movement that bears an uncanny resemblance to Scientology.  But director Paul Thomas Anderson intends this film to be much more than just a critique or analysis of a controversial religion.  Todd Hatton and Maiden Alley Cinema’s Larry Thomas take a look at The Master.