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‘Hustle’ Review: In His First Major Role Since ‘Uncut Gems,’ Adam Sandler Scores in a Rousing Basketball Drama

Years before “Uncut Gems,” you could see Adam Sandler was a good actor. He’d taken a step out of the ha-ha zone as early as “Punch-Drunk Love” (2002) — and going back as far as “The Wedding Singer” (1998), which he made after only two of his knockabout big-hit farces (“Billy Madison” and “Happy Gilmore”), […]

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‘Hustle’ Review: Adam Sandler’s Got Game In Boilerplate Basketball Flick

Fans of the Sandman know it’s often feast or famine when the comedic superstar steps away from his traditional juvenile humor. The highs are high, and the lows are low. For every “The Meyerowitz Stories,” there’s “The Cobbler;” for every “Uncut Gems,” a “Reign on Me.” “Hustle,” the latest output from Adam Sandler’s longstanding deal […]

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34 Movies Rejected by the Oscars in 2022

Note: This story was published on February 9. It has since been updated.While the Oscar nominations can be predicted more or less — aside from the annual head-turning snubs and surprises — one thing remains certain: The Academy will never, ever recognize all the films that deserve awards attention.In years past, “Uncut Gems,” “I’m Thinking […]

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Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Benny Safdie Join Christopher Nolan’s Epic ‘Oppenheimer’

Christopher Nolan is adding more star power to his World War II drama “Oppenheimer.”Oscar winner Rami Malek, Oscar nominee Florence Pugh and “Uncut Gems” director Benny Safdie have joined an ensemble that already includes Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Cillian Murphy and Emily Blunt.The film, with its oh-so-commercial-sounding story about the development of the atomic […]

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‘Port Authority’ Trailer: Martin Scorsese Exec Produces This New York-Set Love Story

It’s pretty rare that the legendary Martin Scorsese puts his name on something that ends up being bad. In addition to his directing credits over the past few years, he’s executive produced things like Uncut Gems, The Souvenir, Pretend It’s a City, Shirley, and Happy as Lazzaro, and he’s done the same thing for Port […]

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35 Must-See Movies Rejected by the Oscars in 2021

The long and winding road to the 93rd Academy Awards is almost over, as the 2021 Oscar winners are set to be revealed this Sunday, April 25. Expected contenders such as “Nomadland,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “Mank,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Sound of Metal,” and “Minari” all racked up multiple nominations across various […]

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Safdie Brothers Producing Paul Reubens Documentary for HBO

Josh and Benny Safdie, the filmmaking duo behind “Good Time” and “Uncut Gems,” are producing a documentary about Paul Reubens for HBO.HBO announced on Thursday that the two-part documentary, which is currently untitled, will center on the life of Reubens, the longtime comedian and actor best known for creating the Pee-wee Herman character. The premium […]

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2021 Spirit Awards Nominations List: ‘Never Rarely’ Dominates with 7 Noms, ‘Minari’ Strong

The 36th Film Independent Spirit Awards are just under three months away, and this morning the nominations for the 2021 ceremony arrive. Last year’s Spirit Awards were dominated by “Uncut Gems,” which won the prizes for Best Actor (Adam Sandler), Best Director (Josh and Benny Safdie), and Best Editing. Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” took home […]

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