At this point, the Safdie Brothers are filmmakers that are no longer “under the radar” and are fully in the discussion about some of the best in the business, particularly if you like your films to have a layer of grime. When “Good Time” hit theaters in 2017, the Safdies had a couple of notable films under their belt, but the crime thriller featuring Robert Pattinson firmly established them as must-watch filmmakers. Now, with “Uncut Gems,” on the horizon, if you don’t already know who Josh and Benny Safdie are, then you just aren’t paying attention.
And someone who has been paying attention is none other than Timothée Chalamet. The actor, best known for his roles in films like “Lady Bird,” “Beautiful Boy,” and “Call Me By Your Name,” as well as the upcoming projects “The King” and “Little Women,” recently penned a tribute to the Safdie Brothers over on Variety, and detailed why he thinks the filmmakers’ latest is easily their best work yet.
The Oscar-nominated actor is clearly a fan of the Safdie’s new film, “Uncut Gems,” calling it “the brothers’ most full-throated, most wholehearted, most complete New York vision yet.”
“Adam Sandler delivers a truly spectacular performance on the complete opposite end of the passive intropath he played in Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Punch Drunk Love,’” added Chalamet. “Lakeith Stanfield is eerily excellent, and Eric Bogosian, The Weeknd, and Kevin Garnett round out a cast only the brothers could put together for the ride of an absolute lifetime.”
While it hasn’t happened yet, you have to assume that Chalamet and the Safdies will find a way to team up in the future. The possibilities are endless, with the actor already proving to be one of the best on the planet and the directors have already shown that they can take actors (Robert Pattinson and Adam Sandler) and create films that showcase their talents in unique, amazing ways. God only knows what the duo could do with Chalamet.
Until then, let’s keep being excited about “Uncut Gems,” which is set to arrive in theaters on December 13.