The Irishman

The Irishman ★★★★★

As funny and watchable as anything Scorsese has ever made, but once it cut to black I realized that unlike Goodfellas and Casino (with which I guess this makes a spiritual trilogy, smh at these modern day franchise filmmakers) there's no pleasure in Frank's life at all, no seduction of the gangster lifestyle, no adrenaline to keep him on this path, he basically just does what he's told his whole life and barely has the capacity to reflect on it in any meaningful way, being sorry without feeling sorry as his nursing home priest describes it. Maybe so, but what about everything else you're supposed to be in life?

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