A wonderful underdog (pun not intended) story which is great and entertaining but really emotionally hits during the final act. That ending 😭 also Willem Dafoe is great in everything.
Nowhere near as good as the first film, and takes a while to get into, but still solid.
It’s definitely a more mature film, but because of this is quite slow for the first half. Fortunately it picks up for its second half. It’s very high concept and the storyline can be a bit all over the place at times. The original’s story was much stronger.
It’s a good thing that the humour in this film is on point, mainly…
A captivating, powerful and often infuriating film, led by three powerhouse women.
This is a well crafted drama that is constantly engaging, well paced and brutally revealing. I can’t believe how toxic the Fox News workplace was (and still is, the ending indicates), how disgusting and derogatory, and that this went on for so long with employees well aware and not doing anything to stop it. This film sets out to inform and anger its audience, and succeeds wildly.
Scorsese is of course one of my favourite filmmakers, he really is a master at what he does, and I enjoyed The Irishman for the most part.
I think what really stood out for me in this film were the performances. De Niro, Pesci and Pacino are all at their best here. De Niro gives one of the best performances of his career. Yes, he is helped by CGI, but he portrays all ages of his character’s life so believably,…