Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

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#2 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:45 pm

Executive produced by Martin Scorsese :shock:

I guess I'm finally gonna have to watch Good Time. Ugh.

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#3 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:32 pm

I heard they were going to do a remake of 48 HRS for Paramount. I think a third movie would be a better choice.

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#4 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:33 pm

That's apparently still in the works, but this is coming first

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#5 Post by domino harvey » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:06 pm

Lakeith Stanfield has joined the cast, with Eric Roberts and Judd Hirsch also on board

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#6 Post by Persona » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:46 pm

Really "enjoy" the Safdies work, especially Good Time. Immediately fascinated by a film of theirs headlined by Sandler and Stanfield.

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#7 Post by domino harvey » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:21 pm

The production company inadvertently publicly posted a clip from the film on Vimeo. A Reddit user grabbed it and uploaded it there. Sandler is 100% doing a Pacino impression, as many commenters have already noted


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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#9 Post by The Narrator Returns » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:28 pm

Comes out December 13.

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#10 Post by Jack Kubrick » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:23 pm

Indiewire wrote:In an interview with IndieWire, TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey raved about the movie. “It’s probably the most Safdie movie you’ve ever seen,” he said. “It moves at a breakneck pace. It’s cranked up to 11 the whole time, it’s exhilarating to watch, Adam Sandler gives his very best performance since ‘Punch-Drunk Love’ and Kevin Garnett is in it, so it’s got something for everybody. They shot everything on [35mm] so even though it’s a bigger movie for them it’s got a real gritty quality.”
https://www.indiewire.com/2019/07/un...rs-1202160171/

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#11 Post by whaleallright » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:59 am

35mm is "gritty" now?

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#12 Post by JabbaTheSlut » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:18 am

Typical festival head, doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#13 Post by The Narrator Returns » Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:57 am

Early reactions out of Telluride are split between people absolutely loving it and people finding it obnoxious, though everybody seems to agree that Sandler's great in it.

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#14 Post by Peter-H » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:32 pm

The Narrator Returns wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:57 am
Early reactions out of Telluride are split between people absolutely loving it and people finding it obnoxious, though everybody seems to agree that Sandler's great in it.
It seems to be like the reception so far has been uniformly glowing. It currently has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and 92% on metacritc. Granted there aren't many reviews so far but it's still reason to be excited.

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#15 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:58 pm

Peter-H wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:32 pm
The Narrator Returns wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:57 am
Early reactions out of Telluride are split between people absolutely loving it and people finding it obnoxious, though everybody seems to agree that Sandler's great in it.
It seems to be like the reception so far has been uniformly glowing. It currently has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and 92% on metacritc. Granted there aren't many reviews so far but it's still reason to be excited.
I haven't seen the film, but this sounds pretty much on point with the reactions for Good Time, which did well critically but those who hated it hated it, and early reactions out of some test screenings used language akin to 'obnoxious.' I'll wait for DI and other festival-goers to weigh in, but my prediction is that one's level of affection for their last movie will mirror thoughts and feelings for this one quite closely, but that's just an impression. Personally I'm probably looking forward to this as much or more than anything else on the slate for this year.

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#16 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:13 am

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#17 Post by dda1996a » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:54 pm

I'm so down with this film, even considering my decent reaction to Good Time. This might sound absurd, but I love Sandler when he is in serious mode

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#18 Post by domino harvey » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:56 pm

Like a lot of comedians, he’s a good dramatic actor because he has an awareness of himself. As someone who doesn’t find him funny in the slightest, I agree that his strengths lie in his dramatic work (and he deserved an Oscar nom for the Meyerowitz Stories)

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#20 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:08 am

I remember a good interview he gave on Letterman (I think to promote Mr. Deeds), where the mid-'90s SNL mass firing came up. You'd have to see it, but he basically said he wanted to quit for a while because "there's only so many times you can go [insert trademark Sandler gibberish from this era, but done very sarcastically]." His manager suggested over and over "it's time" but Sandler didn't want to abandon Michaels and SNL because he felt he owed it to them for giving him his career, and of course as soon as he says "nah, I'm gonna stay," Chris Farley walks in and yells "Oh my God, we've all been fired!!!" Anyway, he's obviously done plenty of bad, obnoxious comedies ever since, but it was still very telling.

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#21 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:43 am

hearthesilence wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:08 am
I remember a good interview he gave on Letterman (I think to promote Mr. Deeds), where the mid-'90s SNL mass firing came up. You'd have to see it, but he basically said he wanted to quit for a while because "there's only so many times you can go [insert trademark Sandler gibberish from this era, but done very sarcastically]." His manager suggested over and over "it's time" but Sandler didn't want to abandon Michaels and SNL because he felt he owed it to them for giving him his career, and of course as soon as he says "nah, I'm gonna stay," Chris Farley walks in and yells "Oh my God, we've all been fired!!!" Anyway, he's obviously done plenty of bad, obnoxious comedies ever since, but it was still very telling.
I can't say I follow what your point is here

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#22 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:16 am

His skills as a dramatic actor in contrast to his comedic work was mentioned in this thread. It's also been said or inferred that it's surprising that this kind of work can be seen from someone whose comedy is so awful. So when Sandler makes a surprising admission that he was tired of his own shtick right before he started doing different types of roles, it builds off of those earlier remarks.

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#23 Post by Big Ben » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:50 am

Sandler is on record as saying the only reason he does the films he frequently does is because that's what people want to see him in. I operated under the idea for quite some time that he lacked self awareness but that's just not true. He's very aware that he makes garbage but people continue to watch them and as such he continues to make them. And hell, given the reports from the set they sound ostensibly like vacations with incredibly lavish everything which is just a bonus. If someone paid you ten million dollars plus gross to play a man child every year or two how many of you, realistically would say no?
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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#24 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:50 am

hearthesilence wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:16 am
His skills as a dramatic actor in contrast to his comedic work was mentioned in this thread. It's also been said or inferred that it's surprising that this kind of work can be seen from someone whose comedy is so awful. So when Sandler makes a surprising admission that he was tired of his own shtick right before he started doing different types of roles, it builds off of those earlier remarks.
Ah, okay. I thought it was some kind of commentary on his loyalty. I find Sandler very funny (often the quality of his films drags that down to the point of unwatchability - but as a performer he's funny in my view - see also Will Ferrell), so strong disagree, but at least I know what you're saying now! Having it immediately follow the link to the trailer just threw me off.

Anyway, the trailer has me impossibly jazzed for this.

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Re: Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019)

#25 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:11 pm

Looks like this will be the NYFF "secret" screening on October 3rd, based on their Twitter clue that it features a voice-only role from someone who also had a voice-only role in one of their 1993 selections
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Tilda Swinton (the '93 selection was Blue)

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