The truth revealed October 31.
You may have noticed we've kept a tighter lid than usual on our Nov/Dec issue. After teasing you with a cryptic viral campaign inspired by our cover film, it's finally time to peel back the curtain and reveal what we've been tinkering away on over the past two months.
LWLies 44 asks you to pledge allegiance to Paul Thomas Anderson's spiritual post-war drama, The Master, which stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams and hits UK cinemas on Friday November 2.
The entire issue has been conceived as a response to the film's core themes of cult, kinship and duality; from graphic artist Siggi Eggertsson's schizophrenic cover portrait to the red/blue colour scheme that accentuates the multidimensionality of the design (spectral comb filters provided for optimum user engagement).
Inside we've gone PTA loco with an intimate look at Hollywood's most enigmatic filmmaker, while Anderson's long-time producing partner JoAnne Sellar gives us the 411 on his creative process. Elsewhere we chat to the master himself Philip Seymour Hoffman about, among other things, companionship and being an inquisitive man; celebrate the tangible joys of 70mm, Anderson's film stock of choice for The Master; speak to the ex-cult members battling for the hearts and minds of their former colleagues; and showcase the macabre masterpieces of pop surrealist Mark Ryden.
There's a whole host of theatrical reviews to savour: Ben Wheatley, Alice Lowe and Steve Oram are Sightseers, Michael Haneke whispers Amour, Chris O'Dowd flaunts The Sapphires, Ben Affleck plots Argo, Clint Eastwood sees Trouble With the Curve, Cristi Piui ushers Aurora, David O Russell writes his Silver Linings Playbook, Jacques Audiard welds Rust and Bone, Xavier Dolan does Laurence Anyways, Yorgos Lanthimos scales Alps, and Martin McDonagh and Colin Farrell size up Seven Psychopaths.
All that plus interviews with Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, Martin McDonagh and Yorgos Lanthimos, and a deep research piece on Jack Nicholson, Director.
LWLies 44 – The Master issue is available to pre-order now from our online shop and hits shelves on Wednesday October 31.