"Foxcatcher" Catches Fire

December 21, 2014 3:23 AM

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There is an eerie vibe about the movie "Foxcatcher" from its first moments to its last. It is hard to pinpoint what it is but the sterile bleakness of the opening scenes sets a tone that stays with the movie and the main three characters who inhabit this story. Director Bennett Miller cultivates this aura and magnifies it to the nth degree, creating a movie that is haunting and disturbing.

The film primarily focuses on Olympic Gold Medalist Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum). He and his brother David (Mark Ruffalo) both won gold for the sport of wrestling in the 1984 Olympics. Now Mark wants to repeat his glory at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea.

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