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Coming off a chorus of critics praising it to the rafters, "The Master" looks to be one of the must see movies of the Fall season. Why must we see it? Because Philip Seymour Hoffman told you to.
Hoffman plays a 1950s religious guru named Lancaster Dodd who takes rambunctious World War II vet Freddie (Joaquin Phoenix) under his wing. Their relationship goes from paternal to adversarial when Freddie realizes that Dodd's new-age cult The Cause might be leading him down the primrose path.
Check out these three collage-style clips to get yourself in the proper headspace for "The Master."
1. Philip Seymour Hoffman hosts the TV gameshow "Tell Me Your Personal S**t."
2. Joaquin Phoenix drinks some refreshing Missile Dew.
3. A creepy Phoenix walks the line between romanticism and insanity.