Tag Archives: Martin Scorsese

The Irishman and Joe Biden

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Friends have noted that in THE IRISHMAN, Scorsese’s biopic of mobster Frank Sheeran, Sheeran comes off as a sort of Forrest Gump-type figure. He killed Hoffa! He ran guns to the guys who killed JFK! Many doubt … Continue reading

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“Moonlight” (2016) and “Silence” (2016)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I found the experience of watching these movies to be very similar. In both we’re presented with characters suffering a great deal, the movies demand that we regard them as saints, yet virtually no attempt is made to … Continue reading

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“The Godfather is Boring”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: When I was a kid, lo these many years ago, “The Godfather” was the go-to guy movie. One of the cable stations (I think it was A&E?) played “The Godfather Saga” regularly. My friend’s father seemed to have it constantly … Continue reading

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“The 50 Year Argument” (2014)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Co-directed by Scorsese and David Tedeschi, this is Scorsese’s second documentary chronicling the intellectual and cultural life of New York. Although I enjoyed Scorsese’s PUBLIC SPEAKING, a profile of Fran Leibowitz which I thought was a good evocation … Continue reading

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DVD Review: “The Departed”

Paleo Retiree writes: I sat all the way through Martin Scorsese’s 2006 movie even though I never felt more than half-involved with it. It’s a remake of the Hong Kong thriller “Infernal Affairs,” and it’s in Scorsese’s exuberant, burning-in-hell, “Goodfellas” … Continue reading

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