Archive for the ‘Pawn Sacrifice’ Category

‘Pawn Sacrifice’ Succeeds Due to Its Performances

September 30, 2015

During the last scene of “Pawn Sacrifice,” the stoic Soviet chess icon Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) and the paranoid, prodigious Brooklynite Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) lock eyes….

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Interview: Steven Knight on Mastering the Game in “Pawn Sacrifice”

September 28, 2015

Of the many things Steven Knight has been up to in recent years as a writer, biographies have rarely been among them, but there was something different about “Pawn Sacrifice….

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‘Pawn Sacrifice’ Examines Genius Of Chess Champion Bobby Fischer

September 28, 2015

NPR’s Robert Siegel talks with chess writer and grandmaster Andy Soltis about 11th World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer and the movie Pawn Sacrifice. In the summer of 1972, the world’s attention was improbably focused on chess….

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‘Pawn Sacrifice’ review: Tobey Maguire shines as chess great Bobby Fisher

September 27, 2015

You need know nothing about the game of chess to be drawn into the world of Pawn Sacrifice….

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Pawn Sacrifice’s Tobey Maguire makes his independent move

September 26, 2015

After starring as the titular superhero in the first Spider-Man film franchise, Tobey Maguire went back to his roots as an independent movie player. Sure, Maguire made a big studio detour in 2013 portraying Nick Carraway opposite Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby….

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Pawn Sacrifice

September 25, 2015

The turbulent life of Bobby Fischer — arguably the greatest, and definitely the most famous, chess player of all time — has already been the subject of an insightful HBO documentary, while serving as a backdrop for Steven Zaillan’s laudable 1993 drama….

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Tobey Maguire vanquishes the difficulties of playing chess genius Bobby Fischer

September 24, 2015

It was one of the more memorable things ever said on late-night television. Toward the end of an uncommonly smart interview with a notoriously difficult man, Dick Cavett asked chess genius Bobby Fischer what, in chess, is the equivalent of a home run?…

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Would chess champion Bobby Fischer have made it today?

September 24, 2015

The brilliant new Hollywood movie Pawn Sacrifice portrays the life of tormented chess genius Robert James “Bobby” Fischer from his early days as a prodigy to his historic 1972 match, at age 29, with Russian world champion Boris Spassky….

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Pawn Sacrifice is a Solid Biopic of Chess’ Biggest Celebrity

September 23, 2015

Tobey Maguire stars as the paranoid chess prodigy Bobby Fischer in Pawn Sacrifice, directed by Edward Zwick and opening everywhere Friday….

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Tobey Maguire and Liev Schreiber great in ‘Pawn Sacrifice’

September 22, 2015

The challenge of “Pawn Sacrifice” was to capture the colorful Cold War ’70s, the inner strategies of one man’s paranoid mind and make chess cinematic. Check, and mate….

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