Fifth about The Seventh

Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher: Bennett Miller’s film is a ponderous (brimming with silence and emptiness), rigorous, almost cold look at a very complex triangle of relationships. Beautifully shot by Greig Fraser, it gives the trio of actors the chance to disappear in their characters; beyond the simple physical transformation (which all of them go through), they are able to shed their usual screen personas. Steve Carell is the standout (and goes through the most radical make-up changes, almost to the point of distraction), but Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo are equally great. Vanessa Redgrave, no matter how small her screen presence, is always a nice bonus.

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