Last year, director Jean-Marc Vallée directed both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto to Oscars for their jaw-dropping performances in the real-life drama Dallas Buyers Club. In his follow-up, Wild, he tells a simple story of healing and redemption that’s driven by another strong performance from a beloved star.
Wild was inspired by the best-selling memoir by Cheryl Strayed (who’s played in the film by Reese
Sometimes, the strangest, most haunting films are the ones that were inspired by true stories—stories so unexpected that no good writer would ever dream of penning them. That’s certainly the case for director Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, a quietly fascinating real-life sports drama that’s made memorable by its outstanding performances.
Foxcatcher tells the strange true story of Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing