Citizenfour (2014) – Laura Poitras

In the fifth century B.C., a Roman farmer was appointed the dictator of Rome to defend the city against attacks from the Aequi and the Sabines. After defeating the enemies, he promptly and willingly relinquished his political throne and returned back to the farm. He symbolized the “model of civic virtue” for serving the public […]

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Foxcatcher (2014) – Bennett Miller

Director Bennett Miller’s films are distinct for its monotone visual palette, cold atmospheres, and bleak narratives. There is an ominous air that permeates through his films that reveals a sense of gravity and portent in contemporary society. Capote focuses on the brilliant literary mind of Truman Capote as well as his moral and ethical denigration […]

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