Movie Review: “The Master” Commands Attention

The Master, a charismatic, intellectual pontificator ingeniously portrayed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, is full of it. Full of the previous life dogma he’s selling, full of hope for lost souls in search of meaning, and full of himself. He says he’s an M.D. and a Ph.D. Among the things he’s got us wondering is whether or not he believes the stuff he spouts.