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Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019
By now, we shouldn't be too surprised by this cultural contradiction known as Adam Sandler.
It's obvious that Sandler, the actor, is capable of extraordinary range — not in the traditional, Meryl Streep sense, but a range of incredibly good ("Punch-Drunk Love") to painfully bad (the...
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019
Adam Sandler was waiting to be thrown into a midtown fountain on Sixth Avenue for a scene in Josh and Benny Safdie's "Uncut Gems" when he noticed a familiar face on the sidewalk.
The Safdies like to capture as much authentic New York energy as possible in their films and frequently plant...
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017
The fraternal directing duo of Josh and Benny Safdie make urban odysseys that flow with the quicksilver currents of New York City. You can feel the gum-stained pavement under your feet. You can smell the Q train.
The Safdies were already an electric new energy in cinema — streetwise and...
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017
"Good Time" is a story about one bad night gone worse. Robert Pattinson plays a small time Queens crook named Connie Nikas whose botched robbery and escape attempt lands his mentally handicapped brother in jail. And that's just in the first few minutes. The film doesn't come up for a breather...