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January 25th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Documentary · Sport

Eight Men Out (1988)

May 7th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Eight Men Out is John Sayles’ rather straightforward telling of the 1919 “Black Sox” Scandal. I suspect Sayles is a baseball fan, and he gives the story the respect it would never get in the studio system. Yet while the director shows here (and elsewhere) that he is a talented storyteller, he also confirms that [...]

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Tags: Biographical · Capsule · Director · Drama · Ensemble · Sport

Cinderella Man

April 22nd, 2006 · No Comments

I am no fan of boxing. It’s brutal sport, an anachronism in a society that calls itself civilized. Don’t we have, say, Quentin Tarrantino and David Cronenberg to allow us to vicariously appease our latent violent nature? So what need is there for the spectacle created by two humans physically damaging one another? Regardless [...]

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Tags: Biographical · Sport