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Uncut Gems (Safdie Brothers, December 13, 2019) Movie • Page 32

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Serh, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. tomdelonge


    Very memable too. Which in a way is the bigger win
  2. Morrissey


    Comparing this to American Beauty is a terrible insult.
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  3. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    The Safdies use gritty and uncomfortable situations to purposefully interrogate abrasive truths, American Beauty was a slick, styilsh veneer over an empty shell
  4. tomdelonge


    i don’t disagree w any of that; they obviously know how to make a movie; I guess I feel like this is an abrasive slick, stylish veneer over an empty shell.

    What truths are being interrogated? And what ideas that haven’t already been well tread by folks like Michael Haneke, David Lynch or even writers like Donald Antrim, Michel Houellebeqc, Mary Gaitskill?

    I’m down w the pursuit of debravity; it’s an aight movie, I just feel like im missing something.
  5. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    They're more interested in race and capitalism than most of those filmmakers are, and their perspective feels authentically theirs, embracing their cultural and generational identity.
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  6. Zilla

    Trusted Supporter

    I could understand not liking Sandler’s character, but I think he’s far from bland.
  8. Marx&Recreation


    Howard is emblematic of the relentless pursuit of success to the point that you lose *why* you’re trying to succeed in the first place, so that even when you succeed you’re hurting those you care about (and, eventually, yourself). He’s an addict. I’m not sure how that doesn’t qualify as a sufficiently “deep” subject matter
  9. theagentcoma

    yeah good okay Supporter

    Good Time was a fun ride. I'm really coming to respect Rob Pat
  10. tdlyon

    Pawnee Forever Supporter

    Fuck, I've gotta watch this again, haven't seen it since the theater. Wonder how it holds up when you know how it ends
  11. imthesheriff

    Here I Am. So Glad You Are. Supporter

    ESPN’s Facebook page posted about this movie and all the comments about this movie being terrible and unwatchable from people expecting a typical Sandler movie are bringing me joy.
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  12. supernovagirl

    Poetic and noble land mermaid

    If you went into this thinking a typical Sandler film would be 2 hours long that’s honestly on you*

    *ok I had to look it up and I’m actually shocked by the fact that the longest yard/zohan/chuck and Larry are also almost 2 hours. Like wat

    but from what I can tell only his serious roles are over 2 hours so I’m still right
  13. supernovagirl

    Poetic and noble land mermaid

    Ok I went to find that post Lmaoo

    someone was like “by taking these gambles, he truly lives”

    and I just am like .......bruh did we watch the same movie? I don’t know that I would call what he does, especially the ending, “truly living” :crylaugh:
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  15. chewbacca110


  16. Marx&Recreation


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  17. chewbacca110


    Dammit. Came in here to post that tweet.
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  18. michaelvalerijr

    Pressure's mountin' but I don't Everest

    The Center Cut is a podcast where we watch the first 15 and last 15 minutes of a movie or the first and last episode of a TV show season, or and try to figure out what happened in the middle.

    Our next episode is based around Uncut Gems, and comes out on July 8th. We record on July 1st, and could use your help! We need questions from you that would be easy to answer ONLY if we had watched the full movie. Anything goes, really. We will include either your name or Chorus username, whichever you prefer.

    Please and thank you!

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  19. Dinosaurs Dish

    please take me home, i don’t belong here Prestigious

    Finally saw this and thought it was pretty good. Wouldn’t surprise me if the more I sit with it that it gets better just like Good Time did.

    The homage to The Exorcist was immediately interesting and weird but was great.
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  20. chewbacca110


    What part? Digging in the desert opening both movies?
  21. Dinosaurs Dish

    please take me home, i don’t belong here Prestigious

  22. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Prestigious

  23. thenewmatthewperry

    performative angry black man Prestigious

    I loved this film's immediate contrast between the black bodies under Chinese neo-colonial slave labor to modern black Americans who are completely blind to the fact that despite their own liberation they're now participating in a market that has reintroduced the very conditions they've escaped from. A naked display at how insidious capitalism is.
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  24. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious