Foxcatcher. 2014. USA. Directed by Bennett Miller. 134 min.
Winner of the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) once again coaxes brilliantly subtle, complex performances out of his actors—Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo—and transforms what in lesser hands would have been a sensationalistic, true-crime tabloid drama into a penetrating study of the sheltered, sinister world of an American aristocratic family. Come awards season, expect to hear much of Carrell as the needy, volatile scion John E. DuPont; and Tatum and Ruffalo as the brothers Mark and David Schultz, the Olympic wrestling champions DuPont nurtures—and then tragically betrays. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.