House of Games

In retrospect, I shouldn't have watched this so quickly after The Spanish Conversation and No Sudden Move; I think this kind of heist/neo-noir is, as much as I love it, subject to a bit of diminishing returns. To that end, I found myself disappointed with this to the extent that the "ploy" quickly became obvious, and once you know to watch for the trick you get more interested in the mechanics of the work than the work itself. This was ameliorated by an ending that I am sure many hated but I found deeply subversive, and revealing of the true nature of both protagonists.

Would definitely recommend, even if my sheer enjoyment was on the lesser side.

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