Tag Archives: The Irishman

Sometimes good things happen

This was supposed to be 1917’s night, but I came in with a sneaking suspicion. A suspicion that there would be, well, not quite an upset, but the Academy would go a different direction, that they would give 1917 its … Continue reading

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The most important movies of 2019

Annual top 10 lists are dumb and arbitrary and I hate them, even as I’ve started doing them. We can do better here. Instead of a static list of 10 favorites, 10 peanuts with which to pack the year away … Continue reading

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A savage, deeply cathartic ‘Marriage Story’

9/10 Writer/director/producer Noah Baumbach set out to create the universal divorce movie, and damn it all he seems to have done it.  Noah Bumbach’s Marriage Story follows the increasingly acrimonious divorce of Charlie and Nicole Barber (Adam Driver and Scarlett … Continue reading

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Scorsese lays out fears in ‘Irishman’

5/10 So, don’t tell anybody about this, but I think Martin Scorsese might be a little nervous about dying. In I Heard You Paint Houses — marketing title The Irishman — an elderly Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran (Robert De Niro), … Continue reading

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‘Knives Out’ is a fucking blast

9/10 I had the chance to see Knives Out for free and couldn’t wait for the chance to pay to see it again. It is so much fun. It’s a kind of fun I’d almost given up on having in … Continue reading

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