Clive Owen stars in this 1998 crime drama about an ex-gambler sucked back into the world of casinos when his dad volunteers him for a job as a croupier–a black jack dealer. Owen’s character Jack narrates the story, as he is also trying to write a novel based on his experiences. He becomes so thirsty for watching people lose at cards that he doesn’t even notice when he’s in too deep with a plot against the casino. Watch Jack spin ’round and ’round the board. They say the house always wins, but luckily for Jack, for the first time in his life, he’s the house. Also starring is Doctor Who‘s Alex Kingston and In the Loop‘s Gina McKee.
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Originally published Fall 2015