In Reply to: 'Uncut Gems': A Christmas release, really? posted by Billy Wonka on December 26, 2019 at 10:19:54:
I found this to be a caricatured (presumably) and rather disturbing portrayal of a NYC subculture. The mood was frantic edgy-dread from the opening scene right thru an ending that was expected at numerous points earlier in the film. Casting and acting was pretty darn good and there may be new horizons for Sandler. Interesting original score too...reminiscent of Apocalypse Now in both style and instrumentation. OTOH, I walked out shaking my head wondering how this story made it to the big screen in fairly wide distribution. No high message was conveyed and there's already more than enough real-life human generated misery out there.
Not sure who this was aimed at. Definitely not for everyone. Probably not for very many at all.
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Topic - 'Uncut Gems': A Christmas release, really? - Billy Wonka 10:19:54 12/26/19 (3)