United States
dir. Bennett Miller
world premiere 2005
U.S. release 2005


Because amidst an ocean of biopics that would have bored even Paul Muni, this one chased something thornier, riskier, and more humbling than Wikipedia profiling and virtuoso mimicry. The Faustian arc of Capote's soul traces itself in chilly, bone-stark whites, against a field of ink-ribbon black.