Jodie Foster

Taxi Driver

Would Martin Scorsese put a hit on me if I said I didn’t like Taxi Driver? ‘Cause he sure looked miffed when he didn’t win the Oscar this year. Maybe I should see if any Academy members have recently had their kneecaps broken before I proceed, because never in my life have I heard anyone …

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Elysium

Set roughly 140 years in the future, the film finds the Earth ravaged by pollution and overpopulation, resulting in the über-rich fleeing to the idyllic titular space station where the air is clean, the grass is green, technology has rendered disease nonexistent and the swarthy, unwashed masses – including factory worker Max (Matt Damon) – …

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The Beaver

The Beaver is a tricky story. Part comedy (and yes, some of it *is* squirmingly funny), and part melancholy drama, it walks a thin, sometimes wobbly line between the two genres before jumping off the deep end into a quite tragic story. We meet depressed family man Walter Black (Mel Gibson) as his wife Meredith …

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Jodie Foster talks about Mel, spiritual crises, and her new film The Beaver

In The Beaver, Mel Gibson plays a man named Walter Black who has hit rock bottom. His wife Meredith (Jodie Foster) has just kicked him out of the house, and his eldest son (Anton Yelchin) is mortified that he and his dad are more similar than different… in all the bad ways. Depression is killing …

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