Jon Espino reviews “Gold” for The Young Folks


I have this recurring dream of winning some enormous jackpot in a casino. Taking it as a sign, I have gone to the casino a couple of times and lost much more money than I have made. There was no way of knowing that it would turn out to be a waste of time of money, but the addictive allure that taking chances like these provides is often hard to resist. The power of chance takes over, and much like blindly mining for a precious metal, gambling without realizing the odds, or even going to the theater to see a movie with a great cast, we take the risk and usually wind up disappointed. Just because you’re on a hot streak (career-wise), it doesn’t mean it will last as you will soon find out with Matthew McConaughey in Gold.


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