Golden Ratio on Film: The math in There Will Be Blood's cinematography

Ali Shirazi explores the geometry of Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood, finding the golden spirals, examples of the Rule of Thirds, and tracking shot mathematics describing the film's cinematography. » 12/01/13 10:00am 12/01/13 10:00am

Full-length trailer for The Master shows what happens to people who…

Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master promises to be one of the year's most intense movies, using the life of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard as a jumping-off point to look at post-World War II trauma and people's eagerness to believe in some weird-ass cosmology. After two teaser trailers, here's your first longer… » 7/23/12 8:30am 7/23/12 8:30am

Philip Seymour Hoffman channels L. Ron Hubbard like crazy in new Master

The biggest question mark hanging over P.T. Anderson's The Master has always been: How close to a movie about Scientology is this going to be? Rumor had it that Anderson tweaked the script a lot to take it away from being a straight-up portrayal of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard — but the Hubbard vibe is still… » 6/19/12 10:22am 6/19/12 10:22am

First Gorgeous Trailer for P.T. Anderson's Scientology Movie The Master

Joaquin Phoenix is amazingly deranged and sparky in the first trailer for The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson's troubled-but-fascinating movie that's at least loosely based on Scientology. You can already see from this brief teaser that Phoenix's character is going to have impulse control issues as well as a flawed… » 5/22/12 12:30pm 5/22/12 12:30pm

Will P.T. Anderson's next movie still be about Scientology?

Paul Thomas Anderson's untitled next film starts shooting soon, and the trickle of casting announcements is making it sound like a fantastic movie. But one question remains: Just how much did Anderson tone down the movie's Scientology references? » 6/02/11 1:51pm 6/02/11 1:51pm

Paul Thomas Anderson set to shoot his Scientology film

Paul Thomas Anderson, director of Magnolia and Boogie Nights, is set to start shooting a movie about a science fiction author who founds a religion. Called his "untitled Scientology film," it will star Philip Seymour Hoffman as the "master." » 7/16/10 3:00pm 7/16/10 3:00pm