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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Tyson</i>


Director James Toback’s documentary about former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson isn’t a traditional nonfiction portrait so much as a feature-length interview, in which the retired boxer remains front and center for virtually the entire running time. The only talking…
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Film, With a blunt and searching Iron Mike, <I>Tyson</i> delivers a surprisingly powerful blow

With a blunt and searching Iron Mike, Tyson delivers a surprisingly powerful blow

The face of Mike Tyson stares out from the screen like a sentry — intent, sober, watchful. The camera sits close, the framing is tight, and as we lock eyes with the former heavyweight champ who could shatter an opponent's…
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News, Feature Contending With Life

Contending With Life

The shoeshine is a good way to gain momentum for your punches in close without opening up or telegraphing. Hands up (scratch your eyebrows with your knuckles), palms toward you, head down, elbows in, etc. Great for hooks and uppercuts.…
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