Dec 24th, 2020
So it's come to chess, huh? Well, there's obviously no athleticism in all these innocent moves, but this "sport" is actually a polite version of war.
Searching For Bobby Fischer shows us a clash of sober thought with speedy brute force. What this is more than anything though is a family movie where people, especially the adults, learn life lessons. There are many lovely moments in this picture, but it's far from perfect. Chris felt director Steven Zaillian's portrayal of chess was disappointing, especially compared to the fascinating way it's shown in the recent miniseries sensation The Queen's Gambit. Anyway, give us a listen on Christmas Eve while you play speed-chess to impress a bunch of guys in the park.
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