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Double crosses, adultery, murder, mistaken identity, and revenge ensue when a mysterious power player and his sultry wife hire a disgraced Los Angeles property broker to discreetly market and sell their Malibu villa.
During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
Kristin Scott Thomas
Molly Bloom, a beautiful young Olympic-class skier, ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans, and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe. Written by
Since this was his directorial debut, Aaron Sorkin would often call his friend and director David Fincher for shooting tips. Both men had earlier collaborated on The Social Network (2010). He also found one of his stars, actor-director Kevin Costner, to be most supportive during the shoot. See more »
In an early poker game we see Player X trying to talk another player at the table into folding his hand. Mollys narration at this point states that the player has 'the nuts', however the player does eventually fold. 'The nuts' is a term used to describe the best possible hand available at that time, that cannot possibly be beaten by any other hand. Therefore even an amateur would never fold the nuts as this player did. See more »
The focus is clear and yet cold and distant unless Idris Elba is on the frame. He is a human with his complexities but without barriers. He is open, accessible. Jessica Chastain is a technical marvel to be admired but it is hard, very hard to warm up to her. I felt I needed to see in her what Idris Elba saw and I could do it with my head but not my heart. In any case, it is a brilliant performance. Aaron Sorkin writes and directs this time with remarkable self confidence. The film, like the script is clinically sharp, surgical actually. I bet it's also a great read. For Aaron Sorkin's fans and I count myself as one, this is a must.
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