Master and Commander on the Far Side of the Galaxy

The American Conservative’s Noah Millman reviews the new film, “The Master,” which is largely inspired by the early years of Scientology. Millman writes, “You would expect that a movie about a cult would show the titular Master to have a profound psychological hold on his followers, but this is not the case.” Instead, “virtually everybody involved in ‘The Cause’ seems to be perfectly lucid and, moreover, perfectly willing to be critical” of The Cause’s leader, Lancaster Dodd, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman. 

Read at The American Conservative

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