Watch: A Beginner’s Guide to the Safdie Brothers

Exploring the early work of New York filmmaking siblings Josh and Benny Safdie.

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Will Webb

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

Tags: Adam Sandler Benny Safdie Josh Safdie Robert Pattinson The Safdie Brothers

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