The Master ★★★★★

One of the greatest films ever made and one of the few that I can truly call an experience. Joaquin Phoenix, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams are all phenomenal in this film, giving the best performances of their careers. Paul Thomas Anderson's filmmaking and writing are impeccable. Jonny Greenwood's score is immaculate and brilliantly composed. The costumes in this film are gorgeous and perfectly fit the time period of WWII. Going back to Joaquin Phoenix, this is without question his best performance. It's such a shame that he didn't win the Oscar for this film. His performance is one of the best of all time. The connections to Scientology are eerily accurate and fascinating. The way Master Peggy functions and how PSH looks almost exactly like L. Ron Hubbard. The use of ships and the idea of "clearing" people. The fact that this takes place in 1950 when LRH published Dianetics. It's scary. This is an incredible movie that more people need to see. Seriously.