One of the best movies from 2019 is now on Netflix. Sure, the world out there ain’t a barrel of laughs, but why not spend a couple of hours with Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler)? Sure, he’s a low-level crook and a high-stakes gambler, but he’s pulsating with life and energy. And he’s pulsating in one of the loudest, craziest cities on the planet: NYC. Uncut Gems may not be escapist viewing, but it will remind of what the world looked like pre-social distancing.

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