Boxing · Uncategorized

Juan Manuel Marquez (1993-2017)

As of yesterday Juan Manuel Marquez officially retired from the sport of boxing. His record stands at 56(40)-7-1. One of the most fluid combination punchers you ever hope to see, and one of the greatest counterpunchers of his era, Marquez won world titles in four different weight divisions, becoming only the third Mexican fighter to… Continue reading Juan Manuel Marquez (1993-2017)

Film

Hell or High Water (Mackenzie, 2016)

The personal is the political in this expertly crafted thriller. With exceptional performances all around (Jeff Bridges is, as usual, wonderful), this provides ample proof that America can still make great (anti-)Westerns. The dynamic between who is the robber and the victim is wonderfully played, with a refreshingly acute knowledge of America’s social and political… Continue reading Hell or High Water (Mackenzie, 2016)