Bennett Miller

The Eye in Team: The Gaze of ‘Foxcatcher’

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Foxcatcher either doesn’t care or doesn’t want to establish exactly from whose perspective the film is, which is, in a way, a double edged sword. So much of the film takes pleasure in lacing every frame and action with ambiguity that it does, understandably, get frustrating. It at once wants to become intimate with its characters – Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and David Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), two Olympic gold medalists in wrestling, and John du Pont (Steve Carell), the “rich old guy” that recruits both of them to help his Team Foxcatcher to become best in the world – and get inside their heads, but these characters seem to push back against that very idea. So far as understanding them, we get nothing, which is a good thing. Read the rest of this entry »

2012 in Film: #59 – Moneyball

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2012 in Film: #59

Moneyball (2011) | Directed by Bennett Miller

Grade: C-

Thoughts: Booooorrrrriiiinnnngggggg. Not even Aaron Sorkin’s dialogue could make it interesting. Bored me to absolute tears. Legit, I was crying from being so damn bored. (It does not help that I can’t stand baseball.)