Foxcatcher

(Bennett Miller, 2014)

with Devin and Dan Kruger, Millerton Moviehouse, 1/18/15

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If I had to use one word to describe Foxcatcher, it would be “chilly.”  The whole story is told as if from a distance – the characters lonely and isolated, the color palette cold, the pacing slow, the mood somber.  Mark Ruffalo’s soulful, sensitive performance gives the movie its moral center, and even a certain measure of warmth, but it’s a candle flame in an ice cave – a respite, but not a cure.  Foxcatcher isn’t irritatingly solemn, but it’s not a lot of fun, either.  It’s a serious movie, worth serious attention – not quite a work of genius, and certainly not easy to recommend.

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