The Card Counter15

Directed by Paul Schrader | USA | 2021 | 1h 52m | Starring Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, Willem Dafoe

A lonely gambler travels from motel to motel, competing in small-stakes casino card games. While on the road, the past comes back to haunt him when an ex-army colleague approaches him to seek revenge on a military colonel. A haunting tale of redemption led by Oscar Isaac’s intense performance and directed by filmmaker Paul Schrader (screenwriter of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull).

Reviews

‘Schrader has carpentered a strong and vehement film, hypnotically watchable and squalid with nightmarish flashbacks and a typically apocalyptic ending…There’s a horrible, queasy urgency to this high-stakes game.’
★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘It’s a supremely compelling tale leavened by its wry humour and a subtle commentary on the essential emptiness of American life.’
★★★★
David Jenkins, Little White Lies

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Living 12A
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Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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Aftersun 12A
1h 42m
Charlotte Wells’ deeply emotional debut explores love and memory from the viewpoint of a young woman reminiscing on her relationship with the father she barely knew, starring Paul Mescal (Normal People).

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