The Master - **
I'm sorry, I REALLY wanted to join in on the love for this movie but this is easily the year's most disappointing for me. I never found the characters and story to be at all engaging and most of the movie was quite dull except for a handful of scenes that did crackle with an intensity that the rest of the movie lacked. And those scenes that did worked only worked because of the great acting. Hoffman, Adams and especially Phoenix are all quite excellent. And the movie looks amazing. But the movie was just too boring. It all felt flat.