Last November I had the pleasure of spending two weeks in Japan with some close friends. I brought my little Minolta Super 8 camera and four rolls of Kodak Vision3 50D film. Something about shooting and watching Super 8mm always tugs away at my little heart, and as pricey as it is, I’ll have this small memory piece to hold on to forever.
Directed by Bennett Miller
Bennett Miller proves yet again that he’s one of the greatest working directors that has always remained under the radar (by choice). His patience as a filmmaker shines to the point of being fiercely aggressive as Foxcatcher highlights in its balance of restraint and tension. At it’s core, Foxcatcher is about the demons inside us, fuelled by the expectations we have of ourselves and the need for acceptance from the people we want it from the most. The incredibly physical performances from the lead actors and the control of the director bleeds into this hyperreal world where tragedy is set in stone from the opening frame. All you can do is witness the world slowly burn before your eyes.