When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
In a Russian coastal town, Dmitri is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Dmitri and his family.
Another compelling drama from Bennett Miller with impressive performances from its cast!
The 38th São Paulo International Film Festival has finally arrived and what a better way to start than with Foxcatcher, one of my most anticipated films this year! I was looking forward to seeing the talented cast in such dramatic roles as they usually appear in more lighthearted movies and the story seemed quite riveting as well as disturbing. Director Bennett Miller once again captures some great performances, maintaining a bleak tone throughout the whole film. I feel the heavy makeup and prosthetics on Steve Carell somehow limited his expressions, but it was still a subtle and chilling portrayal of this deeply troubled man on his quest for glory. Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo give their best efforts and seeing how their relationship changes back and forth was quite powerful. Unfortunately, I couldn't get emotionally invested in the story as much as I had hoped. I thought that the drastic shift in the dynamics between John du Pont and Mark Schultz was rushed and poorly developed. Also, I just couldn't feel the tension building up to the tragic finale, which was a bit underwhelming for me. With all that being said, Foxcatcher is a competently made drama, having solid performances and it's certainly worth watching.
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