In this Movie-Go-Round Future Classics, Nicole nominated 2012’s The Master. Joaquin Phoenix plays a broken man (he must enjoy that sort of thing) who falls in with a self-improvement movement (cult) that is totally not Scientology; Phillip Seymour Hoffman plays the charismatic leader who is totally not based on L. Ron Hubbard. Brett, David, and Nicole discuss the performances, the score, the strengths and weaknesses of the writing, and that infamous scene at the sink. Come join us — don’t you want to reach your full potential?

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