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Last Vegas [2013]

Last Vegas was so dull and trite that I didn’t even finish it. Who knows who this movie is aimed at. People as old as the characters wouldn’t…

Runner Runner [2013]

Runner Runner is a truly woeful by-the-numbers-but-they-added-them-up-wrong film starring JT as Richie Furst (a name that makes me think of some sort of infectious disease), who’s apparent skill…

Tazza: The High Rollers [2006]

The second film directed by Choi Dong-hoon[1], Tazza: The High Rollers (also known as The War of Flowers) is a fascinating gambling con comedy crime action thriller based…

Jak Jeon (The Scam) [2009]

Jak Jeon (The Scam) is Korean crime thriller film about insider stock market trading and stock rigging directed by Lee Ho-Jae. The premise is that Kang Hyun-soo (Park…

Shade [2003]

A relatively entertaining and immersive mid-budget con movie (one of my favourite genres), that hints at neo-noir, starring some surprisingly big actors. Written and directed by Damian Nieman…

21 [2008]

A great story, based on a book (Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich) which claims veracity but has been widely declaimed as not just exaggerated but freely…

Sydney (Hard Eight) [1996]

The first film from writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson[1], known as Sydney, Hard Eight or Last Exit Reno depending on the date and location of release, is a pensive,…

Stickmen [2001]

If you aren’t expecting too much, Stickmen is a really pleasurable well-written New Zealand pool film where basically a bunch of good-times drinking and playing pool are had…

The Grand [2007]

Sometimes you just randomly come across a great film that has completely and utterly flown under the radar, or maybe even underperformed at the box office, or even…

California Split [1974]

Robert Altman in the 70s and 80s was an odd creature indeed. The subject material for his films doesn’t really seem to follow any particular trend, and the…