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First critic reviews for Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN

oledome

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Oct 25, 2017
1,817
I bought tickets to see this last night and totally forgot, it was a one-off screening, I'm so sad
 

Prine

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Oct 25, 2017
6,507
Scorcese stays winning! Man is one of the most important men in Cinema.

Thank you King.
 

ThousandEyes

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Sep 3, 2019
1,388
so looking at the wikipedia i noticed something

The Irishman (titled onscreen as I Heard You Paint Houses) is a 2019 American epic crime film produced and directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Steven Zaillian,

what does it mean by "titled onscreen" why would Scorsese have a different title in the credits from the actual title of the movie?
 

haxan

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Oct 25, 2017
799
I believe that’s the title of the book it’s based on. I guess it’s just a cheeky way for Scorsese to give it credit?
 

haxan

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Oct 25, 2017
799
Well, just theorizing, but maybe it’s because if you saw a Netflix tile that said “I Heard You Paint Houses,” most people would think it was a Sandra Bullock romcom from the early ‘00s. So you give it a snappy title like “The Irishman” for show and give it the romcom title in the actual movie. Bam.
 

ThousandEyes

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Sep 3, 2019
1,388
Well, just theorizing, but maybe it’s because if you saw a Netflix tile that said “I Heard You Paint Houses,” most people would think it was a Sandra Bullock romcom from the early ‘00s. So you give it a snappy title like “The Irishman” for show and give it the romcom title in the actual movie. Bam.
lol ok thats a good point
 

ThousandEyes

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Sep 3, 2019
1,388
so this movie gets into some deep stuff

like the idea that the italian mafia orchestrated the Kennedy hit

do you guys believe that?
 

sweetmini

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Jun 12, 2019
1,089
How on earth did I miss this ??? There s no PR on this movie over here... as if they don t want anyone to see it... I will have to check theaters when I leave commute.
 

peyrin

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Oct 27, 2017
3,888
California
if this one lands, wall street --> silence --> irishman is looking to be his greatest three-film run and possibly one of the greatest three-film runs of any director. whew
 

Window

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Oct 27, 2017
5,903
Too much GoNY slander in here. I think it’s an entertaining romp and a good attempt at a Great American Epic narrative work. I’d put Shutter Island and Cape Fear beneath it. Haven’t seen Bringing out the Dead.
 

Alice

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Nov 2, 2017
5,253
Too much GoNY slander in here. I think it’s an entertaining romp and a good attempt at a Great American Epic narrative work. I’d put Shutter Island and Cape Fear beneath it. Haven’t seen Bringing out the Dead.
I have a really soft spot for GoNY, had been defending it for ages, but eventually gave up trying to fight back. XD

I feel like everyone ignores Hugo when looking for weak entries in his filmography, though, why is that?
 

peyrin

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Oct 27, 2017
3,888
California
DEFINITIVE scorsese rankings

Silence (2016)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
The Color of Money (1986) (mad underrated)
Bringing Out the Dead (1999) (mad underrated)
Goodfellas (1980)
The Departed (2006)
Casino (1995)
Cape Fear (1991)
The King of Comedy (1983)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Mean Streets (1973)
The Aviator (2004)
Raging Bull (1980) (sorry)
Gangs of New York (2002)
Shutter Island (2010)
Who's That Knocking At My Door (1967)
New York, New York (1977)
After Hours (1985)
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) (sorry)
Kundun (1997)

think I'm only missing Hugo and Boxcar Bertha
 

Paragraf

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May 31, 2019
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Russia
Still have to watch Mean Street, After Hours, the Color of Money, the Last Temptation of Christ before this drops. Just rewatched Taxi Driver recently, such a masterpiece.
 

peyrin

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Oct 27, 2017
3,888
California
the combo of tom cruise and paul newman in the color of money is just unreal. absolute blistering energy all the way through
 

Window

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Oct 27, 2017
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Kundun is really good. The ending sequence of the sand Mandala intercut with the Dalai Lama’s escape into India to the backdrop of a Phillip Glass score and ruminative but minimal narration is so good. Those rankings are just whack.
 

ThousandEyes

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Sep 3, 2019
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Wolf of Wall Street, Gone Girl, and The Social Network will most definitely be the films remembered by this generation into the future. Wolf did great business and young people fucking loved it (despite its critic score).
The Irishman seems to be the opposite, don't know if alot of young people will watch it

it's defintelly an old man's movie
 

noquarter

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Oct 25, 2017
614
I didnt realize Joe Pesci was in this. Knowing that, I'm now really excited to watch this. Miss seeing Pesci on screen, and in Scorcesse mafia movie? Will be pretty difficult to disappoint me.
 

Armadilo

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Oct 27, 2017
1,740
Considering how much this thread is alive, the most hype Netflix film ever. I think that this film and the Joker have the potential to win big at the Oscars.

I would be fine with either, both would be groundbreaking.
 

Fatoy

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Mar 13, 2019
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