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The Crucial Celebrity of Channing Tatum’s Body in ‘Foxcatcher’

The transformation! The transformative nose! Everybody is talking about Steve Carell’s Foxcatcher nose! I talked about Steve Carell’s Foxcatcher nose! Because when a celebrity wears a prosthetic nose, it gets talked about! But a nose is, ultimately, just a nose. There’s a whole body in this film that we should be talking about (and beware, in our discussion of that body, there will be many spoilers). … Read More

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How Insane Was the Real-Life Millionaire Murderer at the Center of ‘Foxcatcher’?

In Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher (out this Friday), Steve Carell turns in a haunted and harrowing performance as John E. du Pont, the millionaire heir to the du Pont fortune and amateur wrestling enthusiast who murdered Olympic gold medalist Dave Schultz in 1996. The film is riveting and strange, made all the more fascinating by its “based on a true story” framework. But I’ll confess to a bit of skepticism while watching the film — not about whether it departs from the facts (a line of inquiry that’s beginning to rear its ugly head, predictably enough), but whether gun-toting, coke-snorting, paranoid mama’s boy du Pont was actually that unbalanced or, y’know, dramatic license. But research from the period indicates that, if anything, Miller and his screenwriters went soft on du Pont’s, um, eccentricities. … Read More

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50 Great Pre-Fame Performances by Famous Actors

This week, the Criterion Collection is releasing a double bill of the mid-‘60s Westerns The Shooting and Ride the Whirlwind, a treat not only for fans of revisionist Westerns and director Monte Hellman, but also for those who admire Jack Nicholson, here seen in two terrific performances that predate his breakthrough in Easy Rider. There’s a specific kind of pleasure in revisiting the early work of actors who would later become famous — not the roles that made them stars, but their earlier, quieter gigs, in which we glimpse an actor just trying to do good work, yet already exhibiting the spark that would mark them for fame. Here are a few of our… Read More

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Here’s Your Full Cast for Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’

The Weinstein Company has announced the full cast for Quentin Tarantino’s next movie, the Gawker-suing, Stagecoach-inspired 70mm… Read More

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Channing Tatum and His Abs in Talks to Star in Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’

Who’da thunk the hunk (and his abs) from Step Up would ever be in a Quentin Tarantino movie? It’s not official yet,… Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in November

The year is winding down, prestige picture season is in full swing, and it’s getting increasingly difficult to separate the studio movies from the brainy indies. So we’ve got an even more diverse slate of must-see movies for November, from social and political documentaries to star-driven Oscar hopefuls to clever genre riffs — a little something for everyone to be thankful for this month. … Read More

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Bennett Miller’s ‘Foxcatcher’: A Mesmerizing Telling of a Bizarre, Tragic, True Tale

Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher is the dark story of a deeply troubled man and a cold-blooded murder, but that’s not what drew the Capote and Moneyball director to the film. “I thought it was funny. Seriously!” he said at the news conference following Friday’s press and media screening for the film, which screens tonight at the New York Film Festival. “The absurdity, the dark comic absurdity of one of the wealthiest men in America bringing a team of wrestlers to his estate to train, where he would become their coach without knowing anything about wrestling… It’s the kind of thing that’s funny till it’s not — and then it’s not funny at all.” … Read More

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Ilana Glazer Is Literally Full of Surprises: Links You Need to See

Today, like every other day, is a day like no other day. Like every other day, it’s filled with unique bits of strangeness and intrigue from around the web, but like none other, today’s bits include: Ilana Glazer birthing a very tiny but very important 20th century artist, an interaction between Haim and Napoleon Dynamite, two-headed Sarah Paulson, and more. And, oh look, I’ve conveniently collected them all here for your viewing pleasure: … Read More

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25 Must-See Movies For the Fall

Hey there reader, been to the movies lately? If the box office reports are any indication, I’m guessing not — and who can blame you? We’re currently in the weird dead zone between the tentpole blockbusters of the summer and the prestige, Oscar-friendly pictures (and, increasingly, tentpole blockbusters) of the fall. But relief will be here soon enough, so in the interest of helping you mark up your movie-going calendar, we’re looking ahead to the fall films we’re anticipating most. … Read More

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