Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems ★★★★★

Perfection. The Safdies build further into the hyperactive abyss they opened with 'Good Time', to deliver a pulsating portrayal of greed. Sandler gives an astonishing performance as the diamond dealer Howie Ratner, and its hard to turn your back on him as he rinses and repeats every scheme to place another high-stakes bet. There is no reason to feel for him; there is always someone there for him, and he builds every demise for himself. And yet we still root for him, as we are lured into that same rush he constantly strives for.