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Posted by on Feb 25, 2021 in Blog, General Poker, Movie Reviews | 0 comments

Best Gambling Movies #23 (Molly’s Game)

 

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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.

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Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Blog, Movie Reviews | 0 comments

Worst Gambling Movies #24 (The Big Town)

 

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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

Actors:  Matt DillonDiane Lane, Tommy Lee Jones

Synopsis:  A small-town “professional dice shooter” arrives in Chicago, plays craps for a living, and somehow never loses.    

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Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Blog, Movie Reviews | 2 comments

Best Gambling Movies #24 (Owning Mahowny)

 

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“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.

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Posted by on Feb 23, 2021 in Blog, Movie Reviews | 0 comments

Worst Gambling Movies #25 (My Daughter’s Secret Life)

 

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This new series began yesterday with “The Best Gambling Movies of All Time.”  Meanwhile, let’s also examine “The Worst Gambling Movies of All Time.”  Today, we begin with #25.  Each selection includes a new review as though I’m seeing the film for the first time.  Let the countdown begin!

Title and Year:  My Daughter’s Secret Life (2001)

Network:  Lifetime (Made-for-TV)

Actors:  Elisha Cuthbert

Synopsis:  A high school honors student becomes addicted to gambling then begins lying, stealing, robbing, and doing porn!

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