The film “Foxcatcher”, directed by Bennett Miller, and written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, is a slow-paced but absorbing character drama, centering around wrestling and the team in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea, and the tragedy that follows. Stylistically, the film combines elements of late 1980s storytelling (which I like, and so do a lot other moviegoers) with the close-up intensity and mystery of Alfred Hitchcock (who probably would have directed this if he were still alive), with a touch of eccentricity of the Christopher Nolan and David Lynch brand. The film, though long (134 minutes), is rather simply filmed (almost in dogme), with the usual 1.85:1 aspect so that the face and body closeups dominate.
The film has an effective piano score by Robert Simonsen. Stylistically, the music fits in with other contemporary piano music from young NYC composers like Ted Hearne and Timo Andres.
It;s worthy of note that in the 1988 Olympics, diver Greg Louganis ("Breaking the Surface") became the subject of controversy.