Unilaterally Sarcastic, Dangerously Cheesy

The J. Goodson Blog

P.T. Anderson is, indisputably, one of the finest working directors alive. He has the technical expertise that almost no one can touch and a handle on characterization that most will kill for. There Will Be Blood is a cinematic masterpiece. Boogie Nights and Magnolia are almost equally impressive and in some ways speak more to Anderson’s perfection. With The Master, expectations run high. The film will likely sink under the weight of those own expectations. This is simultaneously the culmination of P.T. Anderson defining what he is as a filmmaker while being unlike anything else he has ever done. It is not a simple film. It is not a film that those who seek to praise it will even enjoy, in my opinion. This is a harsh movie that tosses aside everything we as an audience expect from a film. The film does not rise and fall. Traditional story structure…

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