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Deconstructing 'The Master'

By Glenn Whipp We know Philip Seymour Hoffman's charismatic showman Lancaster Dodd is many things: a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist and a theoretical philosopher, for starters. But, as Dodd reminds us in Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," he is "above all, a man, a hopelessly...