Though he doesn’t have the name recognition of LeBron James or Serena Williams, Magnus Carlsen dominates his competition with equal skill — on a much smaller field of play. This documentary about the Norwegian chess champion doesn’t feature much in the way of drama, but it offers an entertaining look into a subculture that hasn’t attracted much attention since the Fischer-Spassky match-up served as a surrogate for the U.S.-U.S.S.R. conflict during the Cold War. Carlsen wins with a devastating mixture of analytical skill and unpredictability. 78 minutes. Not rated. In English and Norwegian with subtitles. Center for Contemporary Arts. (Jeff Acker)
NOTES ON BLINDNESS
Not rated. 90 minutes. Jean Cocteau Cinema. See review, Page 49.
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