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Steven Knight, Stephen J. View all posts by John Stark. Even at that young age, when his talent was glaringly obvious, he was an arrogant prick already displaying the clinical signs of delusions. In historical terms, Fischer was something of a one-hit wonder, the Rocky of the chessboard, who afterward would become homeless and a persona non grata. Share Tweet Submit Pin. Zwick, completing the arc, remains respectful of Fischer and his legacy, but also checks the record with history. Beyond that Zwick gets the zeitgeist and period sets down with seamless credibility and also does a nice job maintaining the tension and intrigue throughout the array of chess matches.

Tom Meek is a writer living in Cambridge, Mass. You know, the one that tells you that the characters you love went on to do great things, or died a year later, or whatever? Skip to content Starring: In the bigger scheme, it plastered the chess prodigy across as many magazine covers as the two well-matched pugilists, and more so, had a profound impact on the cultural and ideological sparring between Uncle Sam and the Kremlin. You are commenting using your WordPress. Beyond that Zwick gets the zeitgeist and period sets down with seamless credibility and also does a nice job maintaining the tension and intrigue throughout the array of chess matches. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Politically speaking, the match carried more weight than a scad of ICBM silos locked onto Washington.

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We instead just see images and a description of what happened. It kills the movie.

Every year there are some terrific Oscar bait films and performances that for one reason or another fall to the wayside. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: For me, the film gets really good and then just ends. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Post was not sent – check your scarifice addresses!

Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson Starring: Edward Zwick Every year there are some terrific Oscar bait films and performances that for one reason or another fall to the wayside. You are commenting using your WordPress.

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Then, when Bobby Fischer is about to get his most paranoid, the film ends. Honestly, a terrific film but it felt unfinished because of the choice to end where it did. You can follow him on Twitter. You could have had just 10 minutes of the downward spiral featuring Tobey Maguire, and it would have sent Maguire over the top and back into the Best Actor race.

He is also a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics and rides his rrdbox everywhere. Notify me of new comments via email. Beyond that Zwick gets the zeitgeist and period sets down with seamless credibility and also does a nice job maintaining the tension and intrigue throughout the array of chess matches.

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Published by John Stark. For all his fame and exposure, he never cashed in and retired from the public eye shortly after his meteoric rise to world notoriety, when his illnesses consumed him. Steven Knight, Stephen J. You know, the one that tells you that the characters you love went on to do great things, or died a year later, or whatever? Fischer grew up a poor Jewish kid from Brooklyn, but he was on the national stage by the time he was a preteen. Even at that young age, when his talent was glaringly obvious, he was an arrogant prick already displaying the clinical signs of delusions.

Email required Address never made public. Maguire was shining like a bright fucking star the entire film, in every paranoid moment. As the movie has it in one early scene, he demands his mother banish her boyfriend because the soft coos from their infrequent sex disrupts his practice in their small apartment.

Star Wars Episode 1: When his claim the Russians teamed up to stack the deck against him went largely unheard, he told the press he quit the game. In the bigger scheme, it plastered the chess prodigy across as many magazine covers as the two well-matched pugilists, and more so, had a profound impact on the cultural and ideological sparring between Uncle Sam and the Kremlin.

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He also descends into a Cold War-fueled paranoia; he believes the Russians are trying to tap his phone and mess with his head. Tom Meek is a writer living in Cambridge, Mass.

Even after movle defeats, he remains patronizing and resilient, and ever demanding ridiculous conditional requests for the match—money and anything else that might cause the occurrence of the match to fail. Previously featured on starpulse.

Politically speaking, the match carried more weight than a scad of ICBM silos locked onto Washington. View all posts by John Stark.

Zwick, completing the arc, remains respectful of Fischer and his legacy, but also checks the record with history. Tags liev schreiber pawn sacrifice peter sarsgaard tobey maguire. Share Tweet Submit Pin. Cancel reply Enter your comment here As Fischer, Maguire delivers a heartfelt, yet aptly mercurial performance that carries the film—that is, once one gets past his lazy Jewish Brooklynese drawl.

In historical terms, Fischer was something of a one-hit wonder, the Rocky of the chessboard, who afterward would become homeless and a persona non grata. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new posts via email. Skip to content Starring: I get that it was the crowning achievement for Fischer, but the film never felt about that.

Well, the movie ends. You almost had a masterpiece. Even with that though, I loved the movie right up until the end. His arena, while smaller and with less prospect of bloodshed, was no less tumultuous.