Uncut Gems

We’ve long worshipped at the altar of Adam Sandler. All the way back in 2013 our esteemed editor David Jenkins gave a presentation entitled ‘The Cinema of Adam Sandler’ at London’s ICA, so perhaps it was only a matter of time before we managed to find an excuse to get the Sandman on the cover of our magazine.

Luckily for us, New York filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie are also Sandler fans, and in casting him in their excellent fifth feature, Uncut Gems, they provided us with a perfect opportunity to boldly go where LWLies has never gone before…

In this issue…

Money on the Street
Charles Bramesco meets Josh and Benny Safdie for a chinwag about Sandler and seder.

Safdie & Co
Hannah Woodhead speaks to five key Safdie collaborators about what goes into making one of their movies.

Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Nick Pinkerton provides a profile of Adam Sandler, a thoroughly modern movie star.

Stand-Up Guys
A survey of the American comedians who tried their luck on the big screen. Words by Adam Lee Davies.

Shetl Fabulous
Caroline Golum provides a personal journey through Jewish cinema.

The Karat Patch
We gave a group of illustrators some movie-watching homework and asked them to design a piece of jewellery inspired by their title. These are the results.

A Safdie Brothers Reading List
Christina Newland, David Jenkins and Adam Woodward write their own book reports on some required reading assigned by Josh and Benny Safdie.

Threads
In her regular column, Christina Newland delves into the history of a cinematic status symbol: the signet ring.

Illustrations by Lauréne Boglio, Tavan Maneetapho and Sophie Mo.

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