Five Oscar nominations and no wins seems like an injustice to Bennett Miller‘s outstanding “Foxcatcher,” but time will be the judge of the film, which will surely only grow in stature (be sure to read this great essay by Jessica Kiang about the movie). But if haven’t seen the picture, then here’s a pretty healthy taste.
Indiewire has unveiled the first ten minutes of “Foxcatcher,” and it’s a great reminder of just how controlled Miller’s craft is with every frame of his movie. In the opening minutes we meet Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum), who is a champion in sport, but defeated by life. It’s clear he’s living to hand-to-mouth, and even a shot as seemingly innocuous as Mark eating in his car carries real weight in regards to his character. And when his brighter, happier brother Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) enters the picture, and we watch the dynamic between them unfold through wrestling warm-ups, a far more complicated portrait begins to emerge.
It’s terrific stuff, so check it out below and snap up your own copy of “Foxcatcher” when it hits Blu-ray on March 3rd.