Jeff York

“Uncut Gems” Makes for a Tense and Tumultuous Character Study

“Uncut Gems” Makes for a Tense and Tumultuous Character Study

There are many outstanding qualities to the new film Uncut Gems. It’s a vivid character study that stars Adam Sandler in his best screen performance to date. The dialogue, written by its directors, Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie, along with Ronald Bronstein, has a blunt and profane New York City honesty to it – the […]

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“What If An American Couple Crashes Into An Agatha Christie Story?” How Screenwriter James Vanderbilt Created ‘Murder Mystery’

“What If An American Couple Crashes Into An Agatha Christie Story?” How Screenwriter James Vanderbilt Created ‘Murder Mystery’

Everybody loves a good whodunnit film. There’s a murder scene, a detective, and a group of equally motivated suspects trying to deflect suspicion or pin it on somebody else. Add a classy Mediterranean yacht, a goofy cop, his wife, and you have the elements for a Netflix film appropriately called Murder Mystery. Penned by screenwriter-director-producer […]