Back in the day, I sure loved Boogie Nights and Magnolia.
The Master? In a word: tedious.
In fact, instead of actually writing about it, let me quote my former student (and a film school graduate from UCLA) Alex Creswick’s Facebook post about the film:
THE MASTER is like if you had all the best ingredients for a really amazing crockpot recipe but then forgot to turn it on…
Sounds about right to me.