May 1, 2016
If 2014's "Foxcatcher" somehow left you wanting more of the sad, bizarre story of Delaware killer John du Pont and his victim, Dave Schultz, Netflix is streaming a new documentary, "Team Foxcatcher. "
October 21, 2015 |
Langhorne native Jesse Vile brings a very Philadelphia story to ESPN's excellent 30 for 30 documentary series when Prince of Pennsylvania premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday. The film also screens as part of the Philadelphia Film Festival on Saturday and Nov. 1. Prince chronicles millionaire John du Pont's murder of Olympic wrestler David Schultz. The story is predominantly told through the voices of those who lived and trained with du Pont and Schultz at Foxcatcher Farms in Newtown Square, including David's brother Mark.
November 21, 2014 |
ECSTATIC REVIEWS and awards predictions have followed the national release of "Foxcatcher," but be advised that it might play differently here. The more you know about the story in question, the more you'll have to adjust to the way director Bennett Miller has chosen to revisit the 1996 cold-blooded murder of wrestler Dave Schultz by demented Main Line aristocrat John du Pont. At trial, a jury found du Pont to be culpable but mentally ill, and mentally ill he clearly was. So its probably fruitless to search for a rational motivation for his actions.
November 19, 2014 |
THEY KNEW that the movie would startle them, that three gunshots would crack the tension like lightning and leave a man they all loved lying facedown in the snow on Foxcatcher Farm. Many of the friends and family of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz had been preparing themselves for that scene, when one of their darkest memories would be illuminated on the big screen in the film "Foxcatcher," and many came to the Prince Theater on Nov. 3 for the Philadelphia premiere. "The guys were all choking up. I was almost in tears, too," said Dave Stearne, a former athletic trainer who became friends with Dave Schultz at the 800-acre farm in Newtown Square.
November 16, 2014 |
Foxcatcher is director Bennett Miller's chilling evocation of the real-life story of John Eleuthère du Pont, the Newtown Square multimillionaire who operated a wrestling training center at his Foxcatcher Farm in the 1990s and who, on a January day in 1996, shot and killed Olympic gold medalist Dave Schultz. Miller's approach to Foxcatcher - opening Friday at the Ritz East and the Carmike Ritz Center in New Jersey, then expanding to other theaters on Nov. 26 - is similar to his Capote (2005)
November 4, 2014 |
J OHN DU PONT is a notorious name for longtime residents of the Philadelphia area who remember him killing Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz in 1996 at du Pont's Newtown Square compound. But neither director Bennett Miller , nor actor Anthony Michael Hall had heard of the case before starting work on the movie "Foxcatcher. " In fact, Miller only heard about it after a stranger handed him an envelope full of clips about the story at an event. The film held its Philadelphia premiere at the Prince Music Theater last night, where the likes of Greater Philadelphia Film Office's Sharon Pinkenson , negotiator on the du Pont case Anthony Paparo , Kal Rudman and Cozen O'Connor's Justin Wineburgh walked the red carpet.
October 30, 2014 |
"FOXCATCHER," a film starring Steve Carell and Channing Tatum that dramatizes the Newtown Square-based murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz , will have a red-carpet premiere in Philly on Monday. Anthony Michael Hall , the star of many a Brat Pack movie, including "The Breakfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles," will walk the red carpet, along with director Bennett Miller ("Capote," "Moneyball") and Schultz's widow, Nancy (played by Sienna Miller in the film)
October 5, 2014 |
The Flyers, once known as the Broad Street Bullies, put winger Jay Rosehill on waivers Thursday and will start the season without a heavyweight enforcer for the first time since the early 1970s. What in the name of Dave Schultz is going on here? Enforcers, Flyers coach Craig Berube said after Friday's practice in Voorhees, are needed less today than in the past. "I think everybody knows that," he said. "You look at the rules, look at the game, look at everything. " Over the years, the Flyers have had more than 30 enforcers, including Dave Schultz, Paul Holmgren, Ed Hospodar, Glen Cochrane, Dave Brown, Donald Brashear, Berube, Riley Cote, and Jody Shelley.
September 10, 2014 |
TORONTO - Friday was Bill Murray Day at the Toronto Film Festival. There were free screenings of Stripes , Ghostbusters , and Groundhog Day . There were props, literal and figurative, for the honoree: adulation galore from Murray devotees, and a plastic gold crown and a red "Happy Bill Murray Day" sash that the actor was gracious enough, and clownish enough, to wear. And in the evening, a sellout crowd at the Princess of Wales Theater was treated to the world premiere of St. Vincent , in which Murray - "disagreeable and lovable at the same moment," per the film's director, Theodore Melfi - plays a hard-drinking, hard-smoking, hard-gambling misanthrope-turned-babysitter to his neighbor's kid. The mom (Melissa McCarthy)
May 23, 2014 |
CANNES, France - In retelling the sad, crazy murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz by chemical-fortune scion John du Pont 18 years ago, Bennett Miller has delivered a rare American film in Foxcatcher . It's his fourth directorial project, and his first to play in competition at Cannes, emerging from its festival premiere this week as Oscar bait. Foxcatcher - named for du Pont's 800-acre suburban Philadelphia estate, the scene of terror on a cold January day in 1996 - is a study in young, middle-class talent imported like big game into the state-of-the-art wrestling preserve of an old-money maniac.