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The Card Counter (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The Gambler in the room

Paul Schrader’s new film “The Card Counter” is another compelling character study which deserves to be mentioned along with many of his notable works. Just like “American Gigolo” (1980) or “First Reformed” (2017), the movie presents an austere but intense … Continue reading

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Mississippi Grind (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Two gamblers on the road

“Mississippi Grind” is a rare thing: a movie driven by characters rather than conventional plot. Free of conventions usually expected from its familiar premise, the movie freely rolls its dices along with its two genuine human characters. While they are … Continue reading

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