What a difference 20 years makes! That was then, and this is now. Contrast the events and speakers and atmosphere two decades ago with what CPAC and the American conservative movement have devolved into today.
My new writing series, “Best Gambling Movies of All Time” continues with #23 — “Molly’s Game”
Title and Year: Molly’s Game (2017)
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Actors: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner
Synopsis: An ambitious and opportunistic young woman runs illegal high-stakes poker games and becomes increasingly absorbed in scandal and danger.
Continuing with my new writing series, “Worst Gambling Movies of All Time,” here’s my choice for #24.
Title and Year: The Big Town (1987)
Director(s): Harold Becker / Ben Bolt
Synopsis: A small-town “professional dice shooter” arrives in Chicago, plays craps for a living, and somehow never loses.
“Best Gambling Movies of All Time” continues with #24. Each selection includes a new review as though I’m seeing the film for the first time.
Title and Year: Owning Mahowny (2003)
Director: Richard Kwietniowski
Actors: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, John Hurt
Synopsis: True story of a Canadian bank manager whose gambling habits spin wildly out of control.