Foxcatcher – Bennett Miller (2014)

Foxcatcher didn’t set my world on fire, although it did set my sinuses on fire, so I’m probably less inclined to love it simply because of that fact. It’s a film to see for the performances, they’re all good, particularly Channing Tatum, playing an unloveable (although sympathetic) lunk with more nuance than you’d expect. Bennett Miller gets extra points for building the story slowly, using locations well, and for not relying on (or even including) any non-diegetic music. I think his background in documentary has made his fiction films stronger, as Capote surprised me as well. A bit long, but surprisingly, I found it stuck with me throughout the week.

Three stars out of five

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