Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems ★★★★½

The most enjoyably engrossing 2+ hour panic attack I’ve ever had.

What’s really remarkable about Uncut Gems, to me, is the way the Safdies get to have it both ways: this is a world so specific and lived in and chaotic that you feel as though they must have just stepped into the preexisting melee, and yet it ALSO feels so tightly choreographed that they must have planned every minute detail down to the last, like a Swiss watch. How do they do it?

Also, I can’t imagine what this movie would feel like with a different score... I think it would be a different beast entirely, and I utterly love what Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never) has done here. 

If this was any longer I might have passed out from the anxiety — I felt the ending coming but reader, I still gasped aloud.

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