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The exactitude of Bennett Miller's directorial hand is something to behold. Across three films he has told complex stories with the language of cinema, everything thematically rich and tuned to precision. He simply continues to exhibit an understanding of craft rare among his peers, and "Foxcatcher" is easily his most potent work to date. A portrait of hubris, of id and ego, of repression and angst, of American vanity and the elusiveness of fulfillment, the film is bleak and it is cold. But Miller saw the inherent pitch black comedy of it all, providing more fascinating complexity and layers. Masterful work.