The Safdie brothers are at the end of a 10-year road. Uncut Gems, their new gambling thriller with A24 out this Christmas, is their fifth feature film, the second with major distribution, and sixth overall project (not including a handful of shorts). But it’s the script they’ve been conceiving, tweaking, writing, shelving and rewriting for the better part of a decade now, the opus they’ve been building to. The grand summation of their careers thus far. Now that it’s finally out, their labor is validated: Uncut Gems is one of the best movies—if not the best movie—of the year.