My Thursday Movie Picking has been a bit intermittent of late. (I know. I know.) Stress from work begat a weakened immune system begat a fairly brutal case of bronchitis mixed in with the Thanksgiving Holiday, and I've barely had time to do any posting of any kind.
It is Thursday though. Maybe my favorite day, and I just can't say no to this week's theme on Wandering through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks. I mean...Con Artists! Easily some of the best movie characters have taken the grift as their lifestyle of choice. And I've always found myself drawn to the seedy ones, the ones who run true confidence tricks with a look at the big score, the long con.
Here are my picks:
Ryan O'Neal as Moses Pray and Tatum O'Neal as Addie in
Dir. Peter Bogdanovich, 1973
Joe Mantegna as Mike in
House of Games
Dir. David Mamet, 1987
Anjelica Huston as Lilly Dillon, John Cusack as Roy Dillon, and Annette Bening as Myra Langtry in
Dir. Stephen Frears, 1990
TV Bonus Pick
Josh Holloway as James "Sawyer" Ford in
ABC's LOST, 2004-2010
(Season 2, Episode 13 - "The Long Con")