first viewing of Goodfellas: every other scorsese crime movie is better than this
second viewing: wait, why is everything about this perfect?
third viewing: here’s a leg! here’s a wing! this is my favorite movie!
(Martin Scorsese 28/28)
Two of my favorite films of 2019: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Pain and Glory, both films made by auteur directors in the latter part of their career exploring growing old and learning to fit into a rapidly changing world. Both of these films are autobiographical and personal depictions of a certain time and place these directors have lived through and know well.
All that said, I believe The Irishman to not only be the most…
(Martin Scorsese 27/28)
While it’s taken me way too long to finally watch this, I found myself just as moved by this film as the first time. It may not be Scorsese’s best film, but I don’t think that any of films reveal his own personal feelings and faith more than this. I couldn’t be more excited to see The Irishman and the hopefully many films Scorsese will make afterwords, but if this were his final film I think I would be content with that as well.
“Lord, I have fought against your silence.”
“I suffered beside you, I was never silent.”