Are you looking for some really good old-fashioned drama? Are you keen to see some of the best actors often associated with offbeat and comedic roles, come together to create a masterpiece ensemble performance that will make you shudder? Are you ready for beautiful stylistic film devices that will make you cringe and look away?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then you’ll definitely enjoy Foxcatcher. A few months ago, I saw the trailer and was quite impressed. Just before that, as the film made its way to Cannes, I heard rumours of some highly dramatic performances by Channing Tatum and Steve Carell… Sorry, come again?
Yes, you read those names right. These two headliners are the most attractive element of Foxcatcher. Furthermore, let’s not forget that director Bennet Miller has shown us before that he can direct actors associated with comedy in dramatic roles that sometimes leads to gold.
Foxcatcher is an uncomfortable film to watch. It’s raw and unapologetic, and absolutely brilliant. What’s even better, is that it’s based on real events, which freaks me out even more.
See it/ Don’t see it?: I loved this film, but to the blunt instrument who likes shoot em up movies, you wont’enjoy it, so rather stay away. If you’re keen on some real film, definitely go and see it!
Keep checking back for my full analysis of Foxcatcher coming in a few weeks.
About the Author: Stephen is a filmmaker and critic who’s co-fonder of BTG Lifestyle. Check him out on Twitter @thesnagel.