Uncut Gems

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Crime, Thriller, Drama, Comedy

A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

I’ve never imagined liking a movie with Sandler this much. One of the best movies in years. The whole script is based on one man’s suddenly collapsing life, and executed…
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Ruben Brandt, Collector

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Animation, Action, Thriller, Crime

Psychotherapist Ruben Brandt becomes the most wanted criminal in the world when he and four of his patients steal paintings from the world’s most renowned museums and art collections.

I’ve found quite a few good movies lately, but most of it was good in a classic way. You know, the script, the acting, the meaning. I needed a completely…
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The Trouble with You

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Comedy, Drama, Romance, Crime

Detective Yvonne is the widow of police chief Santi, a local hero in a town on the French Riviera. When she learns he was in fact a crooked cop, she tries to right his wrongs. Crossing paths with Antoine, a victim of Santi, sets off a series of wild events.

Not just a dramatic comedy, this is art. I loved every piece of it. It’s bizarre, entertaining, at times sad. There’s a mix of genres which blends very well here.…
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One Way

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Crime, Mystery, Thriller

To cover up his infidelities and protect his upcoming marriage, a star advertiser helps free an accused rapist by giving a false alibi and suffers the brutal revenge of the victim.

What a nice little find. A perfect thriller with a strong character study and some tasty symbolism.
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Free Fire

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Action, Crime, Mystery

A crime drama set in 1970s Boston, about a gun sale which goes wrong.

It’s hard to believe how I like this movie. Basically, it’s filmed in a single location, has no scenario with people screaming and shooting the whole time. And it’s hilarious.…
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The Hateful Eight

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Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western

Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.

I’ll go ahead and say this is one of the best movies from Tarantino. I see how it may seem lacking due to being set in a small environment, but…
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Inherent Vice

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Comedy, Romance, Crime, Drama, Mystery

In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry “Doc” Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.

I see how this isn‘t a generally loved movie. It‘s almost too confusing, but luckily the detective line doesn‘t matter that much after all. The hippie detective moves through a…
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The Guard

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Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime

Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug- smuggling gang – one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent. Sergeant Gerry Boyle is an eccentric small-town cop with a confrontational and crass personality and a subversive sense of humor. A longtime policeman in County Galway, Boyle is a maverick with his own moral code. He has seen enough of the world to know there isn’t much to it […]

There isn’t much going on here, so why did I like it, huh. Well, it’s an exact opposite of Hollywood’s cop comedies. Technically, it is a comedy, but the feeling…
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Four Lions

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Comedy, Crime, Drama

A group of young Muslim men living in Sheffield decide to wage jihad, and they hatch an inept plan to become suicide bombers. Omar and Waj have a brief, disastrous run at a Pakistan training camp, while Faisal works on an unlikely scheme to train birds to carry bombs.

A phenomenally good movie investigating the roots of terror acts. These movies always have a risk to look documentary or too dramatic, but this one nails it. It shows things…
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Drama, Action, Comedy, Crime

A crooked cop, a mob boss and the young girl they abuse are the denizens of a city’s criminal underworld. It’s a world that ordinary Arthur Poppington doesn’t understand and doesn’t belong in, but is committed to fighting when he changes into a vigilante super-hero of his own making, Defendor. With no power other than courage Defendor takes to the streets to protect the city’s innocents.

An intelligent take on superhero black comedy. It’s hard to imagine this movie without Harrelson, but I also like the director’s choice not to over-dramatize. Better than Kick-Ass, I’d say,…
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