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‘Uncut Gems’ Actress Julia Fox on Working with Adam Sandler and Her Unique Path to Stardom [Interview]

The path to Julia Fox‘s on-screen acting debut in Uncut Gems took her through a myriad of other successful creative endeavors, including art, photography, fashion design, writing, and even recently directing her first short film, Fantasy Girls. Fox first became well known in her native New York City for being something of an “It girl” […]

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‘1917’ Starts Strong, ‘Just Mercy’ Shows Promise, But ‘Uncut Gems’ Dominates Box Office

“1917” (Universal) is the standout new limited release, placing it among the best of the year and boosting its upcoming dates and awards chances. “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros.) and “Clemency” (Neon), both serious dramas focusing on the death penalty, weren’t as strong but each performed at the levels expected.“Uncut Gems” (A24), hardly typical wide-release holiday […]

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Adam Sandler’s ‘Uncut Gems’ Scores Box Office Record for A24

Adam Sandler’s “Uncut Gems,” a suspense thriller set in New York’s Diamond District, set a new box office benchmark for A24, the film’s indie distributor.Directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie, the movie generated a dazzling $18.8 million since opening on Wednesday. Those ticket sales bested “Midsommar” ($11 million) to become A24’s biggest five-day launch […]

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‘Little Women’ and ‘Uncut Gems’ Ride High Over the Five Day Holiday Weekend

Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker topped the weekend box office for a second weekend in a row, while the weekend’s newcomers — Sony’s Little Women and Fox’s animated feature Spies in Disguise — both topped studio expectations as did this weekend’s expansion of Uncut Gems, which has now topped $20 million domestically.With an […]

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The Safdie Brothers Break Down the Passover Scene in ‘Uncut Gems’

“Uncut Gems” doesn’t just offer up the anomaly of Adam Sandler, an actor best known for broad comedies, venturing into dramatic territory. Even more unusual, it’s the rare modern movie to include a Passover seder.Directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie, “Uncut Gems” follows Howard Ratner (Sandler), a jeweler in New York’s Diamond District. He’s […]

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As Specialized Movies Face Holiday Box Office Storm, ‘Parasite’ Hangs Tight

Specialty fare enjoyed a strong fall, well ahead of award kudos, as “Judy (“Roadside Attractions), “Harriet” (Focus Features), “Parasite” (Neon), and “Jojo Rabbit” (Fox Searchlight) all passed the $20 million mark. But being late to the party turned out to be a risky strategy this year.Both “Bombshell” (Lionsgate) and “Uncut Gems” (A24) are riding good […]

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‘Uncut Gems’ Keeps Rolling, Crosses $1 Million at Indie Box Office

Despite the presence of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” A24’s “Uncut Gems” held on to the top per screen average for the second straight weekend. In advance of its wide Christmas Day release, the Safdie Bros. thriller crossed the $1 million mark with $232,479 grossed from five screens, giving it an average of $46,496 […]

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‘Uncut Gems’ and ‘Bombshell’ Soar, Malick’s ‘A Hidden Life’ Drags

This pre-Christmas weekend often launches awards contenders into limited release ahead of wider audience attention. Both “Uncut Gems” (A24) and “Bombshell” (Lionsgate) gambled and won, clicking with strong New York/Los Angeles performances.On the other hand, Terrence Malick’s “A Hidden Life” (Fox Searchlight), though never expected to have the same potential, fell far short of its […]

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