Scorsese's The Irishman

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    This is the first time I’ve heard about “Boyhood”. Is it worth watching?
     
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    Totally worth watching, but it is not for everyone.
     
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    Finally caught this. Very well done work of film from Scorcese, Deniro, Pacino and Pesci. Its not perfect, I’ve got some gripes with it. It is definitely too long and the plotting gets real slow and confusing (at least for me). I think because I wasnt familiar with the story behind Jimmy Hoffa it was extra hard for someone like me to really follow the story threads and characters at times. The narration by Deniro does its best to keep your well informed of whats going on but it still was a bit cumbersome to follow at times. After the 2 hour mark I was getting a bit restless for things to kick into gear, reminded me a lot of Once Upon In Hollywood in that way.

    But Scorcese’s at his finest from a directorial standpoint and the actors are all entertaining and engaging to watch just do their thing. That last half hour, man, really really hits you. Life, man. Life.

    I’d give it a solid 8/10. I dont think this needed to be 3 1/2 hours but this is a solid sendoff to some gangster film legends.

    P.S. why was Anna Paquin in this? :funny:
     
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    I'm not sure if it still counts as a spoiler for the Mandalorian given how it's been all over the internet the last month but in case anyone's deliberately avoiding spoilers for it, I'll put this cute crossover under a spoiler tag:

     
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    Entertaining film but nothing special in my eyes. Way too long for sure.
     
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    It’s enjoyable. I think it’s more about admiring that Linklater had the vision to do something like that over 12 years. The ending sort of falls apart but it’s interesting to watch someone grow up in real time over the course of the film.
     
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    I hated Boyhood. Interesting concept, but dull story and the actors were mostly awful.
     
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    I loved the first half of Boyhood. But then the kid just became increasingly weird and unlikeable as he got older and the movie just kind of petered out by the end.
     
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    Did you guys watch the “In Conversation” special for this? They showed snippets of the work done by ILM for the main three characters but it just left me wanting to see more.

    Love watching “BTS/making of” stuff.
     
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    Yeah but he basically became a teenager, who are weird and unlikeable.
     
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    I loved it. a bittersweet swan song for Scorcese and friends.

    I was in awe of how assured Scorcese direction is. Sure, there are some technical flaws, like some of the Cgi on De Niro, you can see that's an old man in relatively young pair of shooes, but that was not such an issue for me. It's (often) a very intimate story about ( mostly) aging people. Yes, it "remix" some of the Scorcese movies, but It's about (also) quieter moment, the silence, the loneliness... Scorcese and crew give it all in a subtle, nuanced approach, where actors and their performances take front and center...they give all wonderful performances, but Pesci is a stand out, with an unexpected performance, more restrained, with much power and humanity underneath. Pacino is there is there in all in his glory. Theatrical, provocative, funny, with a lot of dignity... and touching. So he doesn't reinvent himself, but that's one of his finest performances. So De Niro often complement their performances, he is a joy to follow anyways. I especially liked his silent moment, very haunted, and especially with Anna Paquin ( very good to with what she has to do) i see it like a beautiful good bye to some great friends. they will leave an unforgettable mark on cinema ( hoping that we will see other wonderful performances and film from them ahaha ;) ) Bravo :)
     
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    This didn't feel different enough from his other gangster movies to pull me in plus I had trouble following the Hoffa angle. Found it too long.
     
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    The film requires a 2nd watch as it moves so quickly and there's so many details that can be missed. A good somber reflective movie that creates something new out of something similar before.

    One interesting mistake I made on my first watch last night was thinking Frank Sheeran (De Niro's character) was under Benito Mussolini fighting on the side of Italy. It seemed to fit somehow with the narrative of the character but it was not to be.

    Good film overall.
     
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    I drove out to eat today and stopped by the local Barnes and Noble buying this:

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    There's some pictures in the middle of the book of some of the real life characters from the movie. There was a lot of underlying historical fabric the movie drew from so hopefully this will be a good reference point to learn more about American culture and the uprising of unions and mafioso influence.
     
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