Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie. 2019. 135 mins. Digital projection. With Adam Sandler. Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Eric Bogosian, Judd Hirsch.From dyed-in-the-wool New York filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie (Good Time) comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Sandler), a charismatic Diamond District jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win. “Uncut Gems, the latest from the brothers Josh and Benny Safdie, blows in like a Category 4 hurricane. It’s a tumult of sensory extremes, of images and sounds, lurching shapes, braying voices, intensities of feeling and calculated craziness.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times. Critic’s Pick. An A24 Release. View trailer.