To celebrate the release of Uncut Gems, starring a career-best Adam Sandler, video essayist Will Webb presents a beginner’s guide to the films of writer/director siblings Josh and Benny Safdie.
From their lo-fi 2009 sophomore effort Daddy Longlegs to 2017’s Good Time, the Safdies have gradually refined their DIY aesthetic and existential themes to create some of the boldest American independent cinema of the last decade.
Check out the video below and read more in our Uncut Gems issue.
Published 17 Dec 2019
Enter Sandman... Our Nov/Dec issue celebrates the unrelenting vision of directors Josh and Benny Safdie.
By Will Webb
Revisiting the acclaimed British writer/director’s first three features, Unrelated, Archipelago and Exhibition.
The filmmaking siblings take us on a tour of New York’s Diamond District, the setting for their sensational Uncut Gems.