Here’s another look at Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master.” Much like the first teaser, it doesn’t reveal much of anything about anything. But it looks so, so, so good.
Okay, remember Philip Seymour Hoffman in Anderson’s “Boogie Nights”? Try to reconcile that actor and that performance with the very spare glimpse we get here of Hoffman. Separated by 15 years that feel like an eternity, the Hoffman and Anderson reuniting* for “The Master” are an Oscar-winning acting powerhouse and a glowing, ungodly behind-the-camera talent, respectively. Could Hoffman win all of the awards for this performance? Time will tell, but I’m going to say yes.
* – I know this isn’t their first film together since “Boogie Nights,” but you know what I mean.