‘Uncut Gems’ TIFF Review: Adam Sandler Surprises in Safdie Brothers Crime Thriller


It’s always been said that Adam Sandler has it in him to be one of the best actors of his own kind but his choice to stick within the same Happy Madison circle has also hindered him from showing exactly that. As shown through his work in Punch-Drunk Love and The Meyerowitz Stories, he also shows that he can carry more restraint to that familiar comedic persona he is known for and turn out a great performance too. Though to call a pairing of him together with the Safdie brothers unexpected would only be underestimating what it is that makes Uncut Gems every bit as wonderful as it is. This new crime thriller from the team behind Heaven Knows What and Good Time haven’t simply created what might be the darkest film you’d ever see someone like Adam Sandler starring in, but like their preceding films you can only take so much of that adrenaline-like energy flowing through the ride, and that’s how you know it only gets better.

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Frozen – Review


Of all Disney’s recent animated fare, it would probably be easy enough to note Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee’s Frozen as the most overexposed from the bunch especially with the popularity it has acquired from females of all ages. Sadly this apparently has turned synonymous with the actual film’s quality even with the many admirable things to have come about from it. There are many calls back to what had made Disney so great during its Renaissance era (now going back to a Hans Christian Andersen tale again after The Little Mermaid) which allow for Disney themselves to live within what had made said musicals as impactful (something which their previous, Tangled, had managed to capture with ease). But all of this joy should call for me to love it and instead I just find it so lacking – then again I was never a huge fan of this particular musical from the first day.

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