It's not an Oscar film but I saw Uncut Gems on Saturday and what else can I say other than that the Safdie's have usurped Villeneuve as the most compelling up and coming directors in the indie film scene for me right now.What a spellbinding film. Still undecided as to whether it's better than Good Time (not sure that it is), but bruh, the production and camera work in this film is mwah. Little touches like showing the characters using 2012 (the year the film' set) iPhone and iMessage technology really added to the film's immersion.My only gripes would probably be the pacing, although I'm maybe a bit too accustomed to Good Time's breakneck pacing and went in with a different expectation. Need to give it a 2nd watch without that mentality. Also not really on board the hype train for Sandler's performance. He's certainly competent, but I disagree with the calls for his nomination in retrospect. I feel like giving it a 9/10 just because it has a sick ending, but it's probably closer to an 8/10 realistically.
Brad Pitt? Really?He was playing a cool character but a better performance than Pesci? Nah.
im curious, what's a 10/10 movie to you?
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