Video Interviews

Will The Irishman Earn Martin Scorsese His Next Best Picture Oscar?: The Ultimate Debate

Mark Ellis, Angie Han, and Scott Mantz are tackling the big one: How does The Irishman stack up against Scorsese's other films? Who's the movie's MVP? And is Scorsese bound for Oscar glory... again?

by | November 3, 2019 | Comments

Netflix released Martin Scorsese’s long-anticipated The Irishman into very select theaters this weekend ahead of the film’s digital release on the streaming platform November 27. And so the world is finally getting its first look at the epic three-and-a-half–hour gangster flick that reunites Scorsese favorites Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci and also features Al Pacino, starring in a Scorsese picture for the very first time. Critics are loving it so far: The movie is Certified Fresh at 97% on the Tomatometer, and the director and lead cast are all considered sure-things for nominations this awards season. But is this adaptation of I Heard You Paint Houses, the story of gangster Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran and his relationship with union leader Jimmy Hoffa, everything the buzz says it is? That’s the question Mark Ellis is asking critics Scott Mantz and Angie Han (Mashable) in this Irishman deep dive. The panel tackles all the big questions about Netflix’s big Oscar play: Is it Scorsese’s best movie? Who stands out in the cast? Does the movie completely sideline its female cast? And, of course, we ask if this movie will land the legendary director his second Best Picture statuette?

The Irishman is in select theaters now and available on Netflix November 27, 2019. 


Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.

#1

The Irishman (2019)
96%

#1
Adjusted Score: 115.406%
Critics Consensus: An epic gangster drama that earns its extended runtime, The Irishman finds Martin Scorsese revisiting familiar themes to poignant, funny, and profound effect.
Synopsis: This biographical crime thriller follows Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) as he recalls his past years working for the Bufalino... [More]
Directed By: Martin Scorsese

Tag Cloud

RT History Video Games The Arrangement Dark Horse Comics San Diego Comic-Con Elton John Trivia BBC America blaxploitation Year in Review Comedy Central FOX USA Network IFC Films VH1 SDCC medical drama comic science fiction Music finale Apple TV Plus ABC Mystery Netflix Christmas movies Tarantino justice league Shondaland A24 crossover unscripted Hulu Thanksgiving golden globes Pride Month crime WarnerMedia tv talk 24 frames Trophy Talk animated 2019 Black History Month Infographic Amazon Studios Hallmark Christmas movies Song of Ice and Fire Lifetime Ellie Kemper slashers cults halloween Superheroes Star Trek The Witch Super Bowl ratings zombie Turner Classic Movies CNN USA Holidays The Walking Dead Shudder foreign YouTube Red Britbox HBO History Marathons AMC ESPN Marvel Studios Esquire Calendar National Geographic festivals Crunchyroll space romance Pet Sematary LGBTQ zombies Disney+ Disney Plus anime politics reviews Sundance crime drama rotten movies we love FX on Hulu Pirates Character Guide Vudu Rocky TIFF Emmys joker nature technology stand-up comedy cancelled cops Peacock Mary poppins TV renewals Country Oscars Film Crackle DirecTV MTV talk show south america Sony Pictures teaser Winners miniseries independent political drama television Ovation PaleyFest robots Red Carpet Creative Arts Emmys crime thriller facebook Warner Bros. Black Mirror breaking bad SundanceTV social media spanish language Summer TBS vampires jamie lee curtis reboot Rock CBS All Access Box Office Musicals GIFs YouTube Premium 2016 spain Tubi psychological thriller Disney Channel aliens IFC RT21 sitcom Mindy Kaling cooking NYCC adaptation DC Universe Comedy Awards Lifetime Christmas movies TLC elevated horror Lucasfilm TV Reality Competition cars Travel Channel OneApp Walt Disney Pictures Freeform screen actors guild children's TV Bravo CMT what to watch casting cartoon Baby Yoda Nominations Film Festival cancelled TV series witnail Certified Fresh psycho toy story Nickelodeon The CW Epix green book Trailer OWN Emmy Nominations Showtime Sneak Peek Valentine's Day cancelled TV shows ITV quibi Premiere Dates GLAAD Watching Series Television Academy Spectrum Originals Photos franchise TCA Winter 2020 E! award winner Quiz supernatural Discovery Channel disaster 007 Animation Sundance TV indie Cannes transformers Sundance Now Opinion movie strong female leads comiccon Captain marvel 20th Century Fox historical drama Turner christmas movies Universal documentary dc 21st Century Fox police drama screenings Marvel Biopics Horror Election Star Wars Endgame Schedule Martial Arts Christmas YouTube Amazon Prime name the review Grammys Starz anthology Rocketman Logo renewed TV shows First Look MSNBC FX Netflix 45 Podcast Teen kids VICE X-Men American Society of Cinematographers Awards Tour directors Action Cosplay travel YA 2015 Spring TV Binge Guide hist Family Food Network Fall TV scary movies singing competition dogs revenge spider-man Funimation Paramount Network diversity natural history TruTV werewolf Spike mockumentary game of thrones Writers Guild of America zero dark thirty GoT First Reviews sequel streaming TV Land Syfy Superheroe batman Set visit Women's History Month thriller Interview ABC Family Tomatazos Pop See It Skip It mutant Toys Lionsgate The Purge FXX Western A&E Cartoon Network Apple TV+ cinemax Heroines President Acorn TV LGBT HBO Max Mary Tyler Moore Brie Larson Countdown 2018 Comic Book APB series El Rey Fantasy Amazon Musical doctor who Mary Poppins Returns free movies cancelled television Disney PBS Amazon Prime Video richard e. Grant Pop TV Columbia Pictures docudrama book hispanic harry potter war Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Nat Geo based on movie sports SXSW sag awards spinoff BBC Avengers universal monsters Ghostbusters New York Comic Con Chernobyl Polls and Games Disney Plus Classic Film NBC Marvel Television theme song 71st Emmy Awards Reality Arrowverse discovery WGN DGA BET Sci-Fi TCA 2017 2020 Drama CBS MCU serial killer Fox News Masterpiece Rom-Com composers dceu canceled Disney streaming service dramedy comics true crime boxoffice Adult Swim adventure biography latino Apple Pixar period drama Best and Worst Mudbound E3 TNT Holiday Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt DC Comics blockbuster canceled TV shows Extras Kids & Family CW Seed binge game show Comics on TV ghosts romantic comedy TCM TCA Paramount Winter TV spy thriller 2017 Hallmark video Anna Paquin Tumblr Academy Awards DC streaming service Stephen King versus cats movies dragons