In theaters this week...
Joaquin Pheonix appears as a Navy veteran suffering from PTSD in Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master."
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, “The Master” unfolds the journey of a Navy veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) who arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future — until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman).
n The buzz: Anderson (”Magnolia,” “There Will Be Blood”) continues his winning streak of serious filmmaking with “The Master.” Most of the film’s strength lies in the Oscar-worthy performances of Phoenix and Hoffman.
n Length: 138 mins.
n Showtimes: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday; 4, 7, and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Tuesday; 7 p.m. Wednesday at Maiden Alley Cinema.