‘Uncut Gems’ (2020) and the Power of Flat Arcs

Uncut Gems is a beautiful mess, twisting and turning as warring factions scheme over a gemstone, but this isn’t what Uncut Gems is about. It’s about the gambling addiction of its protagonist Howard Ratner.

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All Gold Everything: The Dark Fantasy of the Safdie Brothers’ Uncut Gems (2019)

Uncut Gems, their latest film, extends the brief glimpses of magical realism seen in their previous work and makes it one of the plot’s main driving forces.

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