Uncut Gems isn't as harrowing or as hard-hitting as Good Time, but has a much better ending and is directed much more confidently by the Safdies. Sandler is the clear standout, with Fox and Garnett also turning in surprisingly good performances (the latter is surprising due to his profession).
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- Downey and Evans were great, the former deserves an oscar for Best Supporting Actor
- Thor was...interesting but Hemsworth did a good job.
- Ruffalo's best performance since A1, however, still relatively phoned in
- Renner and Johansson are A C T I N G. Phenomenal stuff. With that said, both felt underserved
- Paul Rudd changed things up for Ant-man, brought more emotion
- Karen Gillan absolutely killed it. One of my personal favorites.
The Irishman, for most of its runtime, is similar in tone and style (despite being paced a little more slowly) to Scorcese's previous mob epics (Casino, Goodfellas). This is by no means a bad thing, especially with the awesome trinity that is Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci leading a slightly less star-studded cast. Every aspect of the film has been meticulously thought out - the setting is perfect, immersing the viewer in each of the time periods very…