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The Card Counter | At the Movies

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"The Card Counter," by screenwriter-director Paul Schrader (screenwriter, "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull"), looks at a poker player and Iraq war veteran coping with PTSD. Oscar Isaac plays the title role in what could be an Oscar-nominated film also starring Tiffany Haddish and Willem Dafoe. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the action-drama thriller.

Listen to At The Movies every Monday at 6:25 PM during Lehigh Valley Arts Salon.

(Original air-date: 9/20/21)

Paul Willistein is Editor of the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section, a position he has held for 10 years. He has received more than one dozen Keystone state journalism awards and an Allentown Arts Commission Arts Ovation Award. He reviews movies and theater and writes features stories about arts and entertainment, news stories about municipal and school topics and takes photographs for Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.
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