Pawn Sacrifice (a movie review)

Based on the true story of Bobby Fischer (b: 1943 – d: 2008) and portrayed by Tobey Maguire, who is compelling as the American chess Grandmaster and World Chess Champion. The film unfolds against the backdrop of when McCarthyism (early ’50s) is rampant and a young Bobby Fischer is already showing signs of seeing advanced strategies play out on the chess board.
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The End of the Tour (a movie review)

I didn’t read the non-fiction book, Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, on which this movie is based, but The End of The Tour is an enjoyable film that stars Jason Segel as the legendary author David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as journalist and fellow writer David Lipsky. The movie begins in 2008 with Lipsky receiving disturbing news about Wallace. I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with either or both of these writers, but I don’t want to spoil anything. So, let’s just say the news Lipsky receives has him thinking back to his experience interviewing Wallace 12 years previously.
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