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Re: movie: Uncut Gems

Postby A_Man_Who_Tries on Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:28 pm

Plenty of noise and bluster, a few nice sequences, not much of a film.
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Re: movie: Uncut Gems

Postby mrcancelled on Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:09 pm

We watched it last night, I feel like my heart is still racing. I'd listened to a few interviews with the Safdie brothers and I'm glad I did--there are some really interesting details as far as the casting/filming process that I felt added a lot to the film once I finally watched it.

Other than that, not sure I have much more to add on top of what others have said better than I can. Not crap, will watch again. It made me want to revisit Good Time as well, I feel like they both would really benefit from repeated viewings.
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Re: movie: Uncut Gems

Postby Polar Sames on Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:33 pm

For anyone looking to explore more- Daddy Longlegs, The Pleasure of Being Robbed, and several early short films are available on the Criterion streaming service. I marathon watched everything the other day. Also Frownland from co-writer Ronald Bronstein
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Re: movie: Uncut Gems

Postby jonsolomon on Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:21 pm

Finally, a movie I can watch every Passover.
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Re: movie: Uncut Gems

Postby tarandfeathers on Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:12 pm

Undoubtedly very well made, but it didn't connect with me at all. I think I have run out of time for films where the only communication depicted is influential older men shouting at each other (see also Death of Stalin). It was fascinating to see some of the world that was shown, but I would rather have seen a good documentary on it to be honest.

It seemed to me that, for Sandlers character, the film essentially has a happy ending - to all intents and purposes, he gets away with it, which was a strange feeling to come away with.

I kind of wish they had gone further with the magic realism elements re: the opal.
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Re: movie: Uncut Gems

Postby A_Man_Who_Tries on Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:51 pm

tarandfeathers wrote:Undoubtedly very well made, but it didn't connect with me at all.


I watched this again the other night, as my brother fancied it. Second viewing really showed it up, and I wasn't sold on it to begin with. A big empty vessel of a movie.
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