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This story first appeared in the Nov. 7 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Onscreen, Mark Ruffalo has been playing all manner of heroes: from AIDS activist Larry Kramer's alter ego Ned Weeks in HBO's The Normal Heart to wrestler David Schultz, who tries to protect his brother in Bennett Miller's upcoming Foxcatcher; from the raging Hulk, Bruce Banner's alter ego, in Avengers: Age of Ultron (which he recently completed filming) to a crusading reporter in Spotlight, a drama about The Boston Globe's Catholic Church exposé that he currently is shooting. But it's Ruffalo's offscreen heroics that will be recognized
- Rebecca Ford
Foxcatcher is still two weeks away from landing in theatres, and so in order to remind you that it’s the best film you’ll ever see, a brand new poster has arrived! It’s hardly new behaviour for a studio to brandish last minute marketing materials with quotations from positive early reviews, but it does detract from the serious visages of Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. The three leads stand proud before some eagle-inspired artwork and generally look stoic. But don’t take our word for it, check it out for yourself below.
The movie has garnered an enormous clutch of solid reviews after hitting up all of this year’s major film festivals. From Moneyball director Bennett Miller, it looks like we’re gonna be in store for a triptych of lifetime-best performances if the buzz is anything to go by. Tatum and Ruffalo star as »
- Gem Seddon
Sony Classics has released a new poster for director Bennett Miller’s (Moneyball) awards hopeful Foxcatcher, which showcases stars Channing Tatum (22 Jump Street), Steve Carell (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) and Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers)…
When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz’s bid for Gold and the chance to “coach” a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave).
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- Gary Collinson
Based on true events, director Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont and two champion wrestlers, Mark and Dave Schultz.
Having seen the film at the press screening this week, I can say Carell gives a chilling performance of du Pont and is the highlight of the film. Expect to hear his name, a lot, over upcoming awards season. Bennett Miller won Best Director at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival in May and the film has screened at the Telluride, Toronto, New York, and London film festivals.
- Melissa Thompson
Following the final trailer released two weeks ago, Sony Pictures Classics has debuted a new theatrical poster for Foxcatcher, featuring all three stars, Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo.
It remains to be seen if this talented trio will be able to secure Oscar nominations for director Bennett Miller's drama based on a true story, but the buzz leading up to the November 14 release indicates that may be possible. Steve Carell stars as John du Pont, the heir to the du Pont chemical fortune, who invites Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) to help form a team for the 1988 Seoul Olympics, as Mark tries to escape the shadow of his brother, Olympic legend Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo).
While du Pont begins luring Mark into an unhealthy lifestyle, his benefactor begins to turn his attention to Dave, who has everything that Mark lacks. Fueled by du Pont's »
"There are great American movies, and then there are great movies that take America as their very subject, from 'Greed' and 'Citizen Kane' to 'There Will Be Blood' and 'The Social Network.' 'Foxcatcher' has that same, soaring ambition, and it can hold its own in that august company." So reads the Variety pull quote on Sony Pictures Classics' new poster for "Foxcatcher," arriving in theaters on November 14, which promises a blaze of majesty from director Bennett Miller (below). Part existential murder mystery, part Freudian detective story and fully an indictment of the American success story, "Foxcatcher" is a chilly and oblique experience with gobsmacking performances from Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell. All three Oscar contenders are unrecognizable. Tatum and Ruffalo play the Schultz brothers who, in the mid-1980s through '90s, gunned for Olympic wrestling glory under the spell of schizophrenic billionaire patron John du Pont, »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Sony Classics is making ready for the November 14 release of Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher, hoping to generate both audience interest and rise in the Oscar rankings as the film has slipped a bit since its big premiere at Cannes. Seeing how so many had already seen it going into Toronto I felt lonely in writing my "A-" review as most of the critics around me seemed to have already moved on. Hopefully the film will find new life in a couple weeks as it deserves its time in the sun with everyone and not just a few select critics lucky enough to attend a film festival. Foxcatcher tells the gripping, true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) and their relationship with the eccentric John du Pont (Steve Carell), heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune that led to murder. Here's a »
- Brad Brevet
Obvious Child and Life Itselfahve won key awards at the fifth American Film Festival in Wroclaw (Oct 21-26).
Robespierre and James recived cash prizes from Bny Mellon of $10,000 and $5,000, respectively.
In total films screened throughout the weekend, including three international premieres and 54 Polish premieres.
The festival organized 137 total screenings for more than 17,000 viewers. »
Steve Carell takes a dark and serious turn and will have many wondering if the funnyman can pull off a heavy dramatic role. Film was due out last December and hit the award season but it ended up being delayed till this November. It will try its chances at this year's award season.
Based on true events, "Foxcatcher" tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers.
When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, »
- Kellvin Chavez
Some new posters have landed online. Briefly: Blackhat – Chris Hemsworth's head looms large in the poster Michael Mann's upcoming film about cyberterrorism. The movie opens January 16, 2015 also stars Viola Davis, Tang Wei, and Wang Leehom. Foxcatcher – Steve Carell takes center stage as the creepy John du Pont in Bennett Miller's tragic story of ambition and failure. The film opens November 14th, and also stars Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. Click here to read my review from Tiff. Ex Machina – Alicia Vikander has a case of robot-neck in the U.K. poster for Alex Garland's new sci-fi film. The movie opens on April 10, 2015, and also stars Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson. [We've added the U.S. teaser poster as well as the official synopsis] Hit the jump to check out the posters. Via Imp Awards. Here's the official synopsis for Blackhat: Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary’s Blackhat follows a furloughed convict and his American and »
- Matt Goldberg
After having been picked up for a cool 7 million dollar and some change price tag by the Weinsteins at the Toronto Int. Film Festival back in 2013 and closing the Tribeca Film Fest the following year, in its July release, Begin Again performed quite well at the indie box office and generally well revered. A good will tour for a revitalizing look at Keira Knightley, as well as another exuberant performance from Mark Ruffalo. Luckily the scandal erupting over CeeLo Green happened afer it could have a potential detrimental effect on driving audiences away from the theater.
Though trudging through a somewhat ungainly and slightly anachronistic set-up, John Carney’s latest, (originally titled Can a Song Save a Life?) manages to gain a momentous degree of charm in its latter half, ending on a note that’s as satisfyingly untethered as its opening moments are rigidly formulated. Inexplicably, Carney is also »
- Nicholas Bell
I've known Greig Fraser for a few years now and have been positively stoked to see him rise through the ranks and become, truly, one of the great DPs of his generation. He's gone from making a big splash with painterly work in Jane Campion's "Bright Star" to taking on major projects from Matt Reeves ("Let Me In"), Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty") and Bennett Miller ("Foxcatcher"). Oh, and now he's lined up a "Star Wars" movie. But don't expect any details on that one here. Naturally, I tried, but Fraser is mum on just what Gareth Edwards' standalone feature is after recently being tapped to shoot it, and can you blame him? In the meantime, it's not like there isn't plenty to chew on. He's behind the camera on two completely different films this year — "Foxcatcher" and Rupert Wyatt's remake of "The Gambler" — both with striking looks and, »
- Kristopher Tapley
Foxcatcher Movie Review Sony Pictures Classics Reviewed for Shockya by Tami Smith, Guest Reviewer Director: Bennett Miller Screenwriter: E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman Cast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller Release Date: November 14, 2014 Valley Forge, Pennsylvania is a place rich with “history”, dating back to the American Revolutionary war. John du Pont (Steve Carell), a man with inherited wealth of immense proportions, lived right in that location on his Foxcatcher Farm and trained wrestling athletes for the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics. Du Pont always got what he wanted so getting Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and David Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) to come to his estate [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
“I feel like people are always talking about the business and how hard it is. But, [David] Fincher’s got a terrific movie. Alejandro’s got this movie. Wes [Anderson] has made »
- Sasha Stone
Voting will take place online from November 19-26. The winner of the Audience Award will be announced at the Gotham Awards Ceremony in New York on December 1.
“We congratulate this year’s nominees, from the master film artists to the talented newcomers, a true representation of the rich and diverse range of today’s independent filmmaking,” said Ifp and Made In NY Media Center executive director Joana Vicente.
“We are grateful »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
The Independent Filmmaker Project officially fired the starting gun on the film awards season as always this morning with the announcement of this year's Gotham Awards nominees. Unsurprisingly, the most high-profile indie in the race — "Boyhood" — drew the most nominations with a whopping four mentions, including Best Feature. That's extremely high for the Gotham Awards and it sends IFC's campaign sailing into the season with a huge burst of wind. Speaking of revving the campaign engine on an early year release, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" landed in the Best Feature category. Two years ago Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" won that category but still didn't end up with a Best Picture Oscar nomination. Can Fox Searchlight find better luck? And speaking of Searchlight, "Birdman" landed Best Feature and Best Actor nominations. Fully expected. Filling out the Best Feature category was Ira Sachs' beautiful "Love is Strange" and Jonathan Glazer »
- Kristopher Tapley
Richard Linklater's Boyhood was nominated for four Gotham Independent Film Awards, including a nod for Best Feature. Also competing for best picture are Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Love Is Strange, and Under the Skin. While the Gothams celebrate only independent film, they are one of the first notable—if not the most reliable predictor—year-end movie awards. Last year, the Gothams rewarded Inside Llewyn Davis and Short Term 12's Brie Larson, in addition to Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyer's Club. Boyhood was also recognized for Ethan Hawke in the Best Actor category, Patricia Arquette in Best Actress, »
- Jeff Labrecque
The Gotham Awards, honoring independent film, officially kicked off this year's awards season with the announcement of its slate of nominees. "Boyhood" and "Birdman" were both well-represented, but so were films from earlier in the year such as "Tracks," "Under the Skin," and "Obvious Child" (all three of which earned nods for their lead female actors Mia Wasikowska, Scarlett Johansson, and Jenny Slate, respectively). Also of note: Stave Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum were awarded a special jury award for their ensemble work in "Foxcatcher." The awards will be presented in NYC Dec. 1 in a ceremony that will also honor Tilda Swinton, "Foxcatcher" director Bennett Miller, and Netflix's Ted Sarandos. Best Feature Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel Love Is Strange Under the Skin Best Documentary Actress Citizenfour Life Itself Manakamana Point and Shoot Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award Ana Lily Amirpour »
The Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp) announced Thursday morning the nominees for the 24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. Highlighting the best of the year’s independent film, the Gotham Awards give an early bump to the smaller films that could get lost in the studio shuffle. For 2014, the seven competitive awards include Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Actor, Best Actress (presenting sponsor euphoria Calvin Klein), Breakthrough Actor, the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director award, and the Gotham Audience Award. In addition to the competitive awards, Tilda Swinton, director Bennett Miller, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos will be honored with tributes. 24 films received nominations this year, not including a special award handed bestowed to Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum for their ensemble work in “Foxcatcher.” Voting for the primary awards begins on Nov. 19th at 12:01 Am Est and concludes on November 26th at 5:00 Pm Est. “Each year the Gotham »
- Matt Patches
Richard Linklater’s drama “Boyhood,” 12 years in the making, led the nominations list with four, including acting nods for Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane. “Birdman,” Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s story of a has-been actor trying to make his comeback on Broadway, snagged an additional nom for lead actor Michael Keaton.
Jonathan Glazer’s scifi feature “Under the Skin” also did well, nabbing a thesping nom for lead Scarlett Johansson. Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”), Bill Hader (“The Skeleton Twins”) and Miles Teller (“Whiplash”) also are among the actors in the running for trophies.
Every year the Gotham nominators also recognize the breakthrough talent of emerging creatives, this year with a pool of nominees that include directors Justin Simien »
- Gordon Cox
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