Harold Ratner (Sandler) is a Manhattan diamond district wheeler-supplier who thinks he’s hit it huge with a rare opal smuggled out of Ethiopia thanks to some African Jews. His plan is to promote it at auction for a cool million, and thus settle his money owed to brother-in-legislation Arno (Eric Bogosian) and his violent associates. Newcomers Garnett and Fox are nice, however the film is in the end all Sandler, whose embodiment of sleazy, egocentric, pleasure-seeking Long Island greed and desperation is outright exhilarating. Dark, demonic energy programs by way of Hagazussa, a legitimately evil people story of inheritance, corruption and damnation. In the Austrian Alps circa the 15th century, younger Albrun (Celina Peter) tends to her mom (Claudia Martini), a supposed witch, in their distant log cabin.
Margot Robbie plays Tate in a small however potent role; she’s the patron spirit of a late-Sixties Hollywood in which a has-been … Read More