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Get in the Ring

ONE OF the best sports movies of all time? Yes. But Raging Bull is also one of the darkest. To properly dissect this 1980 epic, widely considered to be director Martin Scorsese's greatest work, the host of SI at the Movies, Will Leitch, brought in Rawson Marshall Thurber (the director of Skyscraper and DodgeBall) and former WBO middleweight champ Peter Quillin, as well as SI senior writer Charlotte Wilder. The film earned Robert De Niro an Oscar for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta, an Italian-American middleweight boxer who is consumed with rage inside and outside of the ring, and our crew goes 12 rounds to analyze it all.

Quillin provides candid and valuable insight into what it's like to participate in a prizefight, and he praises Scorsese's ability to communicate that feeling through the film's brutally violent scenes in the ring, particularly when LaMotta fights Sugar Ray Robinson. You'll see a sports classic in a whole new light.


SI's Big Interview series continues with the Eagles' offensive line sitting down (over dinner, of course) to discuss their magical run to victory in Super Bowl LII. Brandon Brooks, Lane Johnson, Jason Kelce (above), Jason Peters, Halapoulivaati Vaitai and Stefen Wisniewski discuss everything from their motivation during a tough season to the reward of seeing fans weep with joy at their victory parade.


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