2012 Year in Review: Best Female Movie Performances
Amy Adams, The Master
Much has been said about Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman’s commanding performances in director Paul Thomas Anderson’s thinly-veiled exploration of Scientology. But attention must also be paid to Amy Adams’ compelling and, at times, unsettling work. As Sue Dodd, wife of Hoffman’s charismatic cult leader, Adams deftly plays a matriarch whose power plays are as effective behind closed doors as her husbands are in front of his flock. Whispers of an Oscar-nomination have started, and we hope that conversation only gets louder.