One of Fassbinder’s most penetrating examinations of the social challenges of extending and receiving true, uncompromised empathy.
Criterion presents this rediscovered Fassbinder mindbender in a luxe Blu-ray transfer.
The film is like an ocean: vast and deep, for sure, but also internally turbulent, its tides ebbing and flowing, constantly lapping against its barely-there borders.
To his credit, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s highly problematic directorial intentions don’t emerge from the literal nowhere.
Fox and His Friends is first and foremost a riveting evocation of social Darwinism in action.