FOXCATCHER Review

     February 10, 2015

[This is a re-post of my Foxcatcher review from the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.  The film opens today in limited release.] For those who aspire to be champions, it’s a horrible thing to know you’ll never be the best. …

SOMETHING WILD Criterion Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

Jonathan Demme was one of the brightest spots of filmmaking in the 1980’s. Like early Spielberg, his sensibilities for Americana were funky but authentic. He liked weird people, but not in an ironic or grotesque way. He loves people, and …