“The Irishman”: Film Review & Podcast

Posted: December 1st, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Film Reviews Podcast | 1 Comment »

Martin Scorcese’s heralded “The Irishman” finally made it to Netflix.

Which is where I watched it, because the film is thee hours and twenty minutes long. And I wasn’t about to even attempt sitting in a theater seat for that period of time.

What we have here is ground previously tilled by the main players.

Scorcese, the director. Joe Pesci as a mob boss. He’s delightfully understated. Robert DeNiro as the Irishman, Frank Sheeran. And Al Pacino, again chewing scenery as Teamsters Boss Jimmy Hoffa.

With Scorcese in the director’s chair, this is, of course, a master class in the art of filmmaking. Settings. Cinematography. Editing. Dialog. Acting, for the most part.

But, is the movie a masterpiece?

For the answer to that, listen to the podcast below, which like the film itself, is longer than usual.

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One Comment on ““The Irishman”: Film Review & Podcast”

  1. 1 Pete Schuler said at 11:57 am on December 3rd, 2019:

    Good review. I concur. Pacino as usual was too over the top, not convincing as Jimmy Hoffa. Jack Nicholson provided a more authentic portrayal in “Hoffa”. The music overlay as you noted is fantastic. You can find the entire soundtrack on Spotify. The dialogue between the three major characters is just incredible.

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