Tag: Sports Films

Adam Sandler in the role of gambler and jeweler Howard Ratner in "Uncut Gems" by the Safdie Brothers. (Image: A24)
Sports Movies

Gambling Movies: ‘Uncut Gems’ (2019) with Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler plays Howard Ratner, a degenerate gambler from New York City’s Diamond District in “Uncut Gems,” a 2019 film directed by the Safdie Brothers (Benny and Josh). This intense and neurotic gambling movie takes place in 2012 and also stars Kevin Garnett playing himself. The 2012 NBA Eastern Conference […]

Dermot Mulroney, William Peterson, and Larry Riley as the 1957 Tampico Stogies in the Alabama-Florida minor league. (Image: HBO)
Sports Movies

Best Baseball Movie You Never Saw: ‘Long Gone’ (1987)

Sports geeks consider “Long Gone,” a 1987 made-for-TV film at HBO, the best baseball movie you never saw about a minor league ball club set in the Florida panhandle in 1957.  William Petersen (“To Live and Die in LA”) stars as player/manager Stud Cantrell of the Tampico Stogies in Class […]