Cinema: Con Jobs HOUSE OF GAMES

Directed and Written by David Mamet

Men play games. Women live them. Buy that? Then catch this, from David Mamet. When the Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, he cares less about how you conducted yourself than whether you won or lost. The Guy's into irony. And cruel surprise endings. What's the point of running the only game in town if you can't have your little jokes?

Margaret Ford (Lindsay Crouse) is unaware that she lives in a chancy universe. A trimly repressed psychiatrist, she must believe that whatever problems come her way are amenable to rational solutions. So when one of her patients tells...

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