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The Irishman (2019)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Reggie W, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. AshJW

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    I’ve seen it last Thursday. :)
    Well, what can I say?
    I’m not good at writing reviews (not even in my own language), so I leave you with that:

    I tend to rate it as best film of this year! :thumbsup::rock:
     
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    I saw this film last Monday in a Cinema in Staten Island NY. I truly need to see this movie again to grasp the magnitude of the 3 amazing acting performances of Deniro, Pacino, and Pesce. My first impressions where of sheer astonishment on what Martin Scorcese has captured here. This story and movie was marvelously crafted and is 3 1/2 hours of our beloved vintage actors at their best.

    Pacino blew it out of the park!!! By far his best movie in 20 years....
     
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    Excellent movie should easily be nominated for best picture. Especially good for fans of films such as Goodfellas, Casino, and The Godfather Part II. This was easily the best de-aging effects I have seen to date, I would estimate that at least 90% of the movie had people de-aged or aged up. If they cast younger actors for the same parts as the older lead actors it would have significantly cut down the time of Deniro, Pacino, and Pesci and the characterization would have been less seamless than it is in this movie.

    It was great seeing Pesci acting again, he has been missed.

    Only one trailer played before this movie for Marriage Story which is Netflix's next film to have a limited arthouse run before streaming.
     
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    Tarantino, take heed! Bow before the Master. And he's over 50, your so-called obsolescence date.
     
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    To be fair to QT, I think Martin Scorsese is the incredible exception to that 'rule'. There's tons of examples of people who have fallen off as they got towards the end of their career but Scorsese has made some of his best movies at all points in his career.
     
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    Cast your net world-wide and you can find many "incredible exceptions" to that silly rule: Manoel de Oliveira was churning out excellent films up to age 100; Bunuel; Kurosawa; Bergman; Ozu; Pagnol; Antonioni; Polanski; Wajda; Lean, etc. Even Eastwood turned out some pretty good films way past 50. But Scorsese, in this country, is probably the most consistent of all directors.
     
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    Hitchcock had some of his best films after his 50th birthday.
     
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    Did Tarantino actually cite 50 as the age that directors lose it? Paraphrasing, I thought he said that he felt that some people overstayed their welcome and they should know when to exit without making too many movies and having some clunkers at the end of their career. That's why he's planning on doing 10 movies and not setting an 'expiration date' based on age.

    If Tarantino did say 50, it's ironic because he made arguably his best movie (certainly one of his best) and he's older than 50. Hell, he's closer to 60 than 50.
     
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    Some titles by Hitchcock after 50 years of age....

    Stage Fright
    Strangers on a Train
    Dial M for Murder
    Rear Window
    To Catch a Thief
    The Man Who Knew Too Much
    Vertigo
    North by Northwest
    Psycho
    The Birds

    Some titles by Spielberg after 50 years of age....
    Saving Private Ryan
    AI
    Minority Report
    Catch Me If You Can
    War Horse
    Lincoln
    Bridge of Spies
    The Post
    Ready Player One
     
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    Except, as has been pointed out, Tarantino has already directed more than ten films. So even his own statement when applied just to his output is bizarre.
     
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    Once again, I'm not finding a quote from QT citing 50 as the age to retire. Not to say that he hasn't said that (the dude talks all the time) but I can't find anything with him stating a specific age. The closest thing I see is from an interview with Deadline a few years ago, where he said "I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off... I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more. I do think directing is a young man’s game...”

    I don't agree with blindly stating 50 but I do basically agree with the above idea of knowing when to fold 'em and retire. I will say that even if people do tend to fall off as they age, if the price of Frenzy and the criminally underrated Family Plot is Torn Curtain and Topaz, it's still worth it to me.
     
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    Some of my favorite artists, whether it’s musicians, filmmakers, writers or actors, have done some of the work that was most personally meaningful to me later in their careers. So Id always be inclined to let people work if the interest is there and the financing can be found, and let the rest work itself out.

    Bob Dylan is producing music now that’s much more meaningful to me than the stuff from his all-time-superstardom 1960s stuff. And it was worth having some not great stuff along the way to get to that point.

    It doesn’t happen to everyone, but I like when some artists get to that point of, “This is what I wanna do, this is what I wanna say, and I know how it should come out and I don’t care if anyone wants to second guess that.” It really doesn’t work with anyone but I guess since I as the consumer simply have the option to not watch/listen/read, I don’t mind them making the attempt.
     
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    My arthouse is finally opening The Irishman on Friday. I will try to find time for it this weekend after Frozen.
     
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    This movie starts playing on Netflix next week, on Weds, Nov. 27th.
     
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    The Bridge On The River Kwai / Lawrence Of Arabia / Rio Bravo / Patton / North By Northwest etc. etc.
     
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    Seeing this tonight!
     
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    Saw it Monday night, I thought was a compelling epic. It's not a "crowd pleaser" (not the right words, but I can't think of anything else) like GoodFellas or Casino, but I think it will be very rewarding in multiple viewings. I do hope it gets a physical media release since I don't have an active Netflix sub any longer.
     
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    At the Lafayette? If so how was the presentation.
     
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    My first time up there in 6 years. Presentation was good, picture was bright - sound was clear (if a tad harsh). I won't comment about the rest of it.

    I noticed you said you're going tonight - their website shows that tonight is an open-caption show, so be warned.
     
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    What is open captioned?
     

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