Movie News & Reviews
In sync with the pace of their latest feature, "Good Time," things are moving fast for Josh and Ben Safdie. At this year's Cannes Film Festival their mad sprint of a crime thriller, starring Robert Pattinson as a small-time hood scrambling one step ahead of the law after a bank robbery, enjoyed a warm reception (not without controversy; see below). The prestigious distributor A24, backers of last year's Academy Award-winning gem "Moonlight," is handling "Good Time" as well as the Safdie brothers' next film, "Uncut Gems," based on their father's experiences in midtown Manhattan's diamond district. That one is set to star Jonah Hill; Scott Rudin is producing, with Martin Scorsese aboard as executive producer. Big league time.