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“The Master” attempts to simulate a collapse of hope brought on by tremendous trauma and acts of self-destruction. It’s the latest from Paul Thomas Anderson, one of the great filmmakers of our time, who makes a long-awaited return to screens after his last picture, 2007’s “There Will Be Blood,” barnstormed through cinemas, ending up with a few Oscars and a catchphrase that enjoyed time in the pop culture sunlight. “The Master” doesn’t share the sound and fury of “Blood,” with Anderson aiming for more spiritual matters rooted in real-world invention. Ambitious without a daredevil sensibility, this is not a feature that always commands the utmost attention, feeling a tad ponderous and unfocused at times. The creative elements are extraordinary as usual, yet there’s a palpable restraint to the material that keeps it from burrowing under the skin. “The Master” fumbles around in the dark, though it’s often an enthralling journey marked by fits of scorching passion and quaking frustration. Read the rest at


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