gotham awards 2019 nominees

Awards season has officially begun with the announcement of the Gotham Awards 2019 nominees. The awards ceremony from the Independent Filmmaker Project has always marked the unofficial start of movie awards season, and from the looks of it, this will be A24 and Netflix’s year. The independent studio and the streaming giant dominated the indie honors, with A24’s The Farewell, Uncut Gems, and The Last Black Man in San Francisco leading the charge with three nods each, and Netflix’s Marriage Story scoring the same.

See how awards season could start shaping up with a look at the full list of Gotham Awards 2019 nominees.

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uncut gems trailer

It’s always a pleasure to see Adam Sandler take a break from the mind-numbing broad comedies that are keeping him paid by Netflix, but his latest artistic collaboration with the Safdie brothers, Uncut Gems, guarantees anything but a good time. The A24 ingenues, Josh and Benny Safdie, are well-known for their anxiety-inducing crime dramas in which the protagonists make exceedingly bad decisions. And in Uncut Gems, Sandler’s jewelry dealer makes all kinds of bad decisions. Watch the Uncut Gems trailer below.

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uncut gems review

The Safdie Brothers love to make movies about down-and-out folks making one terrible choice after another. These movies are endurance tests of a sort – narratives that ask: “How long can you put up with what the main character is putting up with?” Uncut Gems, the latest descent into poor choices from the filmmakers, pushes the situation to the limit, setting Adam Sandler on a journey from one terrible idea to the next. On one hand, it’s a treat to watch Sandler break out of his endless stream of bargain-basement Netflix comedies to try something like this. On the other hand, by the time the journey ends, you might want to watch one of those terrible comedies just to cleanse your palate.

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netflix news

Netflix is unstoppable, adding more and more original material to their already crowded line-up. The streaming service has landed two new films: Dumplin‘, a dramedy starring Jennifer Aniston, and Yes Day, a comedy with Jennifer Garner. And that’s not all:  the service will also serve as the international distributor for Uncut Gems, the new Safdie Brothers‘ movie with Adam Sandler, and recently added cast member Lakeith Stanfield. Get all the Netflix news below.

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adam sandler safdie brothers

Update: It’s official: Adam Sandler will star in Uncut Gems for the Safdie brothers and A24, Deadline reports. Our original story follows below.

For the past decade, Adam Sandler has made a name for himself as a goofball movie star who makes movies solely for the purpose of earning him a trip to Hawaii. But every now and then, we get reminded — hey, this guy is actually a great actor.

After giving a quietly stunning performance in last year’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Sandler may be ready for a new creative comeback. Sandler is reportedly being eyed by the Safdie brothers for their follow-up film to Good Time. That’s right, an Adam Sandler Safdie brothers movie may soon be on its way.

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