Episode 40: Uncut Gems

Welcome To The Party invites you to a deconstruction / celebration of the most stressful and manic film of 2019, Uncut GemsUncut Gems is a 2019 American crime thriller directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, who co-wrote the screenplay with Ronald Bronstein. The film stars Adam Sandler, Kevin Garnett, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, Mike Francesa, Idina Menzel, and Eric Bogosian. The plot follows Howard Ratner Sandler), a jeweler and gambling addict in New York City’s Diamond District, who gets in over his head with loan sharks and must retrieve an expensive gem he purchased in order to pay off his debts. Listen in as Hosts Mitch Lucas and Michael Shields celebrated Sandler’s masterful performance, Daneil Lopatin’s (aka Oneohtrix Point Never) synthetic, anxiety-stoking score, and the directorial team behind the film that most certainly has a bright future ahead of them.