The Genius of Roger Moore's On Screen Combat Scenes
From The Saint to the James Bond franchise, the late Sir Roger Moore knew how to make the best of his moderate martial arts abilities. He also wrote extensively about self-defense for a children's book in 1966.
'The Fits' and the Evolution of Boxing in Art
A new independent film that was released this year is the most exciting thing that has happened to the esthetic appreciation of boxing in a very long time.
Fight Fan Review: “Bleed For This”
A powerful depiction of one of boxing’s best comeback stories sends mixed messages.
Revisiting 'For Love of the Game,' Which Is as Dull as Baseball But Has More Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner made a lot of sports movies, and some are good. 'For Love of the Game' gets baseball's glacial pace and self-seriousness right, but not much else.
Cuckolding, Roster Construction, October: Watching 'Major League' in 2016
When 'Major League' was released in 1989, Cleveland was only halfway through an epic championship drought. Surprisingly, the movie still feels fresh.
There's A Good Movie To Be Made About College Football, But "The Program" Wasn't It
In 1993, "The Program" set out to address the corruption and compromises of college sports. It didn't do a very good job then, and looks even worse now.
Revisiting "Paper Lion," the Greatest Movie Ever Made About NFL Preseason
In 1963, George Plimpton went to training camp with the Detroit Lions and wrote a book about it. In 1967, with Alan Alda subbed for Plimpton, it became a movie.
The Time John Huston Threw Down with Errol Flynn
The fistfight was such a sensation that some papers pushed news of Mussolini’s death back to page two.
Rewatching "Personal Best," an Almost-Great Olympic Decathlon Romance
In "Personal Best," the legendary writer Robert Towne set out to make an honest lesbian romance and a movie about training for the Olympics. He sort of succeeded.
The Boxing Movie Is Making a Comeback
A rundown of the high-caliber biopics hitting cinemas in the next year, starring Robert De Niro, Aaron Eckhart, and Ray Winstone.
Howl of the Manwolf: The Lost Skateboarding Classic "Machotaildrop" Stays Lost
In 2009, Corey Adams made a skateboarding movie unlike any other. For one thing, it was good. For another, it took place in a castle. And then it disappeared.
Revisiting "Big Wednesday," a Movie About Vietnam, Surfing, and Gary Busey
John Milius wrote "Apocalypse Now," directed "Red Dawn," and was the inspiration for "The Big Lebowski"'s Walter Sobchak. His deeply personal surfing-and-war movie is appropriately weird.
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