During the past ten years, gambling movies became popular hitmakers on the Hollywood screen. Most of these gambling movies reflect the entertainment and the dangerous effects of gambling. And due to the fame of online gambling, this year is great timing to launch a new gambling movie.
Movie Review: THE CARD COUNTER
The Card Counter, which was directed by Paul Shrader, is actually a crime drama movie full of a visionary cinematic intensity.
TITLE: The Card Counter
DIRECTOR: Paul Shrader
PRODUCER: Martin Scorsese
Paul Shrader is the good name behind the big movies like the Affliction and the American Gigolo. This is not the first time that Shrader and Scorsese worked together. Before, they also worked on their Hollywood hitmaking movie, the First Reformed.
The Card Counter is basically a movie that features a person who is highly involved in the gambling industry. The lead role of William “Tell” Tellich, which was played by Oscar Isaac, is a gambler who was once became a military interrogator. Through card counting, Tellich is actually making real money from playing in casinos. This generally allows him to live a life full of peacefulness and solitude.
But, here’s the twist! Tellich has a deepest secret. He tortured a prisoner in Abu Ghraib and, together with his colleague, he was convicted for doing that. Gambling is the bonding moment of Tell and his colleague after committing the incident.