Wed, 26 Dec 2012 07:30:00 GMT | By Neil Smith
The best Hollywood films of 2012

9) The Master

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Provoking controversy prior to release for its supposed jabs at Scientology, Paul Thomas Anderson’s story of a troubled WWII seaman falling under the spell of a charismatic cult leader wound up being something altogether more challenging: a sweeping parable about belonging, identity and finding one’s place in an ever-changing world.