Master

The Master (2012)

The Master first published by EyeforFilm The Master opens with an image of the roiling backwash in a ship’s wake. A cut reveals naval seaman Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) peering over the edge of a boat in his helmet, and although it is unclear whether this is the same vessel, or another about to land for…

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

First published by EyeforFilm A middle-aged man in crisis finds himself contemplating his mortality, loneliness and insignificance in a vast, indifferent universe. These are the sort of grand existential themes that are normally associated with filmmakers from a more literate age, the Viscontis or Bergmans – but given that Synecdoche, New York is the directorial debut of…