Articles tagged david remnick, muhammad ali, boxing, sports, biography

Natalie Portman Elicits Strong, Unsentimental Performances in ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’

Portman captures both the individual and national struggles to find sanctuary in the contested lands that became the state of Israel.

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Nils Büttner’s Examination of Hieronymus Bosch Pales in the Light of Its Subject

Hieronymus Bosch was a fantastic painter whose weird conception of the world stirs strong emotions. This new translation of Nils Büttner's analysis of the artist, alas, doesn't.

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Terrence Malick’s American Genesis: ‘The New World’

Terrence Malick's esoteric take on the Pocahontas legend is a feat of cinematic philosophy.

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The Dark Side of Obsession in ‘The Osamu Tezuka Story’

Tezuka may be a god of manga, but his story is apocryphal.

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‘Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision of Paradise’ Doesn’t Find the Transcendence Within Perry

In its attempt to worship, Vision of Paradise condescends and exploits.

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Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie

The new Agatha Christie biography is a graphic novel in form but a mere flipbook in narrative.

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The Warhol Paradox and ‘On&By Andy Warhol’

Andy Warhol seemed to always have it both ways. He was able to play high against low, simple against complex, present and yet far away, sexual/asexual, etc.

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Thomas Hauser’s ‘Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest’ Is But Another Chapter

Ali's foremost biographer writes a coda to the champ's life -- but it shouldn't be the final word.

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A Beautiful Restoration of a Modern Classic: Bille August’s ‘The Best Intentions’

Bille August's The Best Intentions with a screenplay by Ingmar Bergman, offers a view of the tumultuous relationship of Bergman's parents

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‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ Is a Very Western Guide to Afghanistan

Out on Blu-Ray, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot brings a few laughs and some mixed messages.

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‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’ Avoids the Usual Rock Doc Clichés

Janis Joplin's life and career get the American Masters treatment in a doc that provides useful reminders about her titanic spirit and talent.

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Ottaviani and Purvis’s ‘The Imitation Game’ Is an Extraordinary Achievement

I thought of the notion of purity of the mind, of a kind of almost frustrating innocence, as I read this new biographical graphic novel about Alan Turing.

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Muhammad Ali and the Day Fans Pelted the Ring With Trash

In his new book, Ali vs. Inoki, Josh Gross untangles the complicated history of the 1976 meeting of two legends -- and a failed experiment.

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Politics Is War in ‘All the Way’

All the Way showcases the ways in which LBJ’s fight to pass the Civil Rights Act resonates with the current political climate.

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‘The Fits’ Offers a Brilliant, New, and Sensory Experience

The Fits offers a new experience, one that helps you to perceive nuances of sight and sound.

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‘Almost Holy’: A Controversial Mission to Save Kids in Ukraine

Almost Holy can’t make sense of the perpetual trauma facing kids in Mariupol, Ukraine. But it can show the battle waged against it.

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Cannes 2016: In Pursuit of a Poet in Pablo Larraín’s ‘Neruda’

Larraín riffs on Pablo Neruda's biography to create an idiosyncratic and stylized portrait of pursuer and pursued.

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To Read ‘Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart’ Is to Fully Inhabit Haworth Parsonage

Claire Harman's biography of Charlotte Bronte sheds new light on a woman too often confounded with her beloved heroine.

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‘Paul McCartney: The Life’ Doesn’t Whitewash or Sensationalize

Philip Norman's latest biography is loaded with wonderful passages, fascinating stories and cracking humor.

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Fictional Works of Ernest Hemingway Are Outed as Fiction

Verna Kale's Ernest Hemingway is a formidable counter argument to those who erroneously believe the Hemingway oeuvre is memoir masquerading as fiction.

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The Bric-a-Brac of Games

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"In gaming generally, relevant and irrelevant objects are forever separated because mixing them up might be too confusing for the player.

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