In this episode of ‘Movie Talk’, Jad talks with his friend Rob about ‘The Irishman’. Specifically, their thoughts about the movie, and a bit of detail about the film’s history, special scenes in the movie, the actors, and surprising cameos.
‘The Irishman’ is the latest film directed and produced by acclaimed director Martin Scorsese and written by Steven Zaillian, based on the 2004 novel I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. The movie stars acclaimed gangster portraying actors, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. It also features Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Jesse Plemons, and Harvey Keitel.
The film follows the true crime story of Frank Sheeran, a truck driver turned hitman involved with the mobster Russell Bufalino and his crime family. Including, the renowned teamster, Jimmy Hoffa.
It had a limited film release in late September and was well-received with many accolades by The National Board of Review and Time Magazine. Both of which, conclusively agreed that this was not only the best film of 2019 but arguably Scorsese’s Magnum Opus, given his A-list casting and that it’s his longest film, with a runtime well over three hours, as well as being Scorsese’s most expensive film to date.
You can catch ‘The Irishman’ on Netflix right now