If you know your con-game movies, then you're familiar with the differences between short cons and long cons. The short con is all about making a quick buck -- like getting a bartender to give you change for a 20, when you really paid with a 10. Long cons, on the other hand, require months, if not years, of setup, and come with a payoff to match. They also make for timeless movies like The Sting
, The Grifters
, House of Games
, and Tony Gilroy's Duplicity
. Like those other time-tested con movies, Duplicity
is about more than just lying, deceit, and trickery -- the story's mind games also serve as a metaphor for bigger issues -- in thi...