The Master

The Master ★★★★★

I seem to get something new out of this film every time I watch it. Being the first time since the death of Hoffman, his already perfect acting had added impact, which seemed the case for most of the crowd. Some people applauded after the first processing scene between Hoffman and Phoenix while almost everyone clapped when his name came up during the credits.
Seeing it for the first time in 70mm was just as beautiful as I dreamed. It magnified the flawless cinematography and showed just how perfectly each shot is framed. One thing I noticed more of this viewing are how the two sides of the screen are often either at odds with each other or stark contrasts, showed obviously during the processing and prison scenes and more subtly when the camera is on the railing of the boat with people walking on the deck on one side and the roaring water on the other.

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