Casino Jack Is Pretty Much An All-Kevin Spacey Show

Based on the real life story of gambling lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Kevin Spacey and his typical masterful performance saves Casino Jack from its script and total irrelevance.

Gutshot Straight Is A Run Of The Mill DVD Filler

With a formulaic, cliched plot that barely relies on poker and stars C-list actors and one Steven Seagal, Gutshot Straight feels like a gutshot straight to DVD.

Shade Is A Good Movie To Get Into If You’re A Poker Fan

Shade, starring Sylvester Stallone and a young Jamie Foxx, is a fine b-movie if you’re looking for a nice dark thriller featuring some really good poker and mobsters.

Runner Runner Is A Slightly More Imaginative, But Still Terrible Poker Crime Film

Big stars Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake star in the very mediocre and cliched Runner Runner, a movie that some of its actors seeming aren’t even excited to be in.

Owning Mahowny Isn’t Really About Gambling, But Is An Important Lesson On Compulsion

The late Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Hurt star in the underrated drama film Owning Mahowny, a gem of a character study that explores the human side of gambling addictions.

Rounders Inspires You To Achieve Your Impossible Dreams

A young Matt Damon leads the cast of late ’90s poker movie Rounders, which is a fun, inspirational watch, but it should also be viewed with a lot of caution, especially by more impressionable viewers.

The Cincinnati Kid: Iconic, Down To The Last Hand

The Cincinnati Kid from 1965 is still one of the most iconic poker classics in movie history, and if you still haven’t seen it but are a poker fan, you’re doing yourself a disservice.

All In: The Poker Movie Is A Documentary That Doesn’t Show The Whole Picture

All In: The Poker Movie was a middle-of-the-road documentary on the game, that could have told a fuller, more balanced and nuanced story about both sides of the online poker shutdown in the US.

The Grand’s Improv Comedy Is Hit Or Miss

2008 poker comedy film The Grand, starring Woody Harrelson, is completely improvised, which makes for interesting (but not always good or sensible) cinematic results.

Lucky You Is A Strange Movie That Forces Romance On Poker

It’s never a good idea to force something like romance in the world of poker unless you can write a script well. Lucky You proves why.

Casino Royale: Reviewing The Best Bond Movie Of The Last Decade

Casino Royale, the first Daniel Craig James Bond movie and the movie that revived the franchise, is over 10 years old. Here’s a quick look back on it.