We just viewed The Master. And we were blown away by 2 things – how truly terrible the film was, and but how incredible the performances of Phillips Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix were. After winning actor wards at the Venice film festival, critics are already crying Oscar! But before any golden statues are handed out, we one small question…while it’s beyond a doubt Philip totally transformed himself for the sinister Scientologist-inspired role, did Joaquin? Or is playing a wacked out crazy drunkard simply anything more than a day in the life of the former greatness that was Joaquin Phoenix. Will he rise like a Phoenix from the ‘I’m Still Here’ ashes this awards season? Or is he merely playing himself?
ALSO – Joaquin – what’s up with your eye and your back???