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Five Movies About Con Men

When you’re watching a movie about a con, there’s always a nervousness and unease in the back of your mind that maybe you’re getting conned too.

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Five Movies About Race Car Drivers

As one of the only three real sports – the other two being bull fighting and mountaineering of course, at least according to Ernest Hemingway (or Ken Purdy or Barnaby Conrad, depending on whom you believe) – motor sports attracts some dynamic and colorful characters.

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Five Movies About Groups of People Trapped Together

A lot of movies owe a conceptual debt to Jean-Paul Sartre’s play No Exit, and its most famous line “Hell is other people.” Nothing can get under your skin like someone who makes it impossible for you to ignore your own flaws and shortcomings.

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About This Website

I am neither a film critic nor a film reviewer – I’m just a fan of movies. But I’m a big fan.

Once you’ve seen enough of them, your mind starts making links and connections.  You see similarities between different types of movies, or movies from different eras.  You note that certain themes seem to appear over and over, sometimes with slight differences, and other times with significant ones.  I like exploring these similarities across different movies, and I’m curious to learn what other people think.

These aren’t meant to be the “best” five, by any means.  In fact, I think sometimes it’s worth watching a really bad movie or two, just to keep the context of the ratings spectrum in mind.