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The Safdie Brothers Sign First-look Deal with HBO

This is how HBO wins: The network has signed a two-year first look deal with “Uncut Gems” writer-directors Josh and Benny Safdie.Variety reported that duo and Elara Pictures, which the brothers co-founded with Sebastian Bear-McClard and Ronald Bronstein in 2014, will produce film and television projects for the platform. A24, which produced the Safdie brothers’ […]

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Jonah Hill Swears the Most of Any Film Actor, Study Shows

Thanks to his foul-mouthed roles in “Superbad” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Jonah Hill swears the most of any film actor, a new study shows.Buzz Bingo analyzed more than 3,500 film scripts to find which has the most swear words and which actors curse the most. Thanks in part to Hill’s performance as Donnie […]

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The Best Movies on Netflix

With awards season all wrapped up, everyone’s movie-watching itineraries have been relinquished from the grasp of last year’s prestige releases. That means more time to explore older releases on Netflix or dive into the service’s growing volume of original programming. Josh and Benny Safdie’s “Good Time,” has arrived on the platform just as their latest […]

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Cam’ron Claims He Was Originally Supposed To Star In ‘Uncut Gems’ With Jonah Hill

Ben and Josh Safdie’s critically-beloved speeding train of chaos and mayhem, “Uncut Gems” features many unexpected but memorable guest performances ranging from Kevin Garnett and The Weeknd to Tilda Swinton providing a voice-over cameo, but audiences apparently missed out on another guest performer. Rapper Cam’ron claims he was supposed to star in the film alongside […]

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Built on rock: the geology at the heart of Oscars sensation Parasite

As in Uncut Gems and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a symbolic stone adds weight to Bong Joon-ho’s searing satire of Korean societyWhen Bong Joon-ho made movie history by winning a clutch of Oscars for Parasite, he held the statuettes together afterwards, making them kiss. There is something charming about Bong taking these longed-for, career-defining objects and […]

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Adam Sandler Wins Best Actor at the Spirit Awards — The Oscar Should’ve Been Next

Adam Sandler has taken home the 2020 Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead thanks to his critically acclaimed performance in Josh and Benny Safdie’s “Uncut Gems.” Sandler earned the best reviews of his career for his performance as Howard Ratner, a self-destructive New York City gambler whose escalating addiction to gambling derails his personal […]

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‘The Farewell’ named best film at Spirit Awards

Uncut Gems wins best lead actor, directing, editing.Lulu Wang’s The Farewell was named best feature at the Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on Saturday (8) in a night that recognised female directing talent in stark contrast to tomorrow’s Oscars.Olivia Wilde won best first film for Booksmart, and American Factory, co-directed by Julia Reichert, (alongside Steven […]

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