Phantom Thread is an absorbing story about a genius who makes gorgeous dresses for wealthy women.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Inherent Vice is a giddy, trippy potpourri that tries to make a virtue of never quite settling on what kind of story it wants to tell.
The director of THE MASTER, Paul Thomas Anderson, runs toward Scientology as fast as he runs away from it and its top guns (Tom Cruise did visit the set to lodge a few complaints).
Director Paul Thomas Anderson doesn’t provide answers nor does he pose questions: the ambiguity of his characters and his confounding storytelling style are what drive “The Master.”
“The Master” is not easily pigeon-holed as a film but one can argue that it is, at its core, a brilliant anti-war movie.