26 November 2012 8:32 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Paul Thomas Anderson marches to his own drum. He makes the movies he wants to make. He (largely) releases them on a schedule he.d like to keep. He doesn.t do the normal amount of press, but he.ll randomly show up at a theater, screen a film, hold a Q&A afterward and mingle with fans. This accessibility . this willingness to keep the conversation going . is part of the reason why the enigmatic PTA remains as respected as he is adored by the serious film-analyzing community. Earlier this year, Anderson.s The Master made a splash on the film festival circuit due to its open-ended discussion points on organized religion and religious cults. The film was fueled by raw, riveting performances by Joaquin Phoneix and Philip Seymour Hoffman . but the movie never caught on at the box office. The Weinstein Company likely will do what it can to »

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