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.


The Irishman (2019)

Adjusted Score: 115.68%
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

sitcom ratings laika teaser nature Baby Yoda adaptation spy thriller casting anime Extras hispanic Arrowverse HBO Max superhero Awards Logo all-time SDCC WGN TCA Awards cancelled Apple TV Plus Star Trek Stephen King theme song A&E Box Office cancelled TV shows Film Netflix independent A24 PaleyFest See It Skip It HBO Red Carpet Best and Worst Amazon Studios tv talk festivals Warner Bros. TV Land blockbuster supernatural Paramount Network video 21st Century Fox Hallmark Sony Pictures Classic Film latino romance WarnerMedia Ovation TCA 2017 Sundance MCU 45 Election APB quibi richard e. Grant FXX San Diego Comic-Con Trailer American Society of Cinematographers YouTube Premium Sundance TV The Witch Brie Larson GoT slashers National Geographic finale christmas movies zombies crossover Mary poppins PlayStation stand-up comedy OWN Martial Arts ghosts discovery Quiz Schedule movie Marathons Pride Month Cosplay zombie Heroines Rocky children's TV HBO Go police drama Disney Plus canceled TV shows Turner Horror Comics on TV Shondaland series Emmys Esquire Mary Tyler Moore Amazon Prime Video renewed TV shows sports IFC Video Games crime PBS directors Animation FX FX on Hulu Action disaster Opinion RT21 CNN Reality game of thrones Sundance Now sag awards adventure Awards Tour comiccon TNT cartoon ABC Comedy Central Disney Channel BET CBS All Access Podcast BBC The CW Anna Paquin social media medical drama a nightmare on elm street anthology Chernobyl President Winners MTV mutant dogs USA Certified Fresh Peacock TCM Marvel reviews E! dark Acorn TV crime thriller YA Nominations History BBC America strong female leads vampires Oscars jamie lee curtis First Look Cartoon Network natural history streaming Syfy NYCC Pirates Christmas versus binge 2017 Marvel Television comics Teen concert Disney spain Country serial killer TruTV Elton John Disney+ Disney Plus harry potter Rocketman witnail unscripted IFC Films Music Sci-Fi Vudu stoner SundanceTV blaxploitation breaking bad Ghostbusters Winter TV VH1 revenge The Walking Dead talk show Britbox docudrama Mudbound GIFs comic reboot Fall TV Calendar MSNBC Year in Review Reality Competition chucky zero dark thirty Nat Geo political drama Amazon Set visit stop motion Masterpiece Countdown Summer E3 SXSW kids satire Walt Disney Pictures DC streaming service justice league Hear Us Out cancelled TV series Kids & Family Universal 72 Emmy Awards Dark Horse Comics fast and furious mission: impossible FOX sequels CW Seed Crackle Hallmark Christmas movies Toys robots Rock Binge Guide Photos best Holiday CMT RT History Character Guide Premiere Dates twilight Food Network cults screen actors guild book Family Columbia Pictures free movies Mary Poppins Returns Rom-Com Hulu emmy awards asian-american true crime Lifetime Christmas movies Mystery spider-man Thanksgiving news Adult Swim Tarantino rotten movies we love Nickelodeon singing competition 2016 golden globes Spike Pixar LGBTQ ESPN Spring TV Trivia Lifetime Television Academy Black Mirror Film Festival screenings halloween cars die hard Polls and Games The Purge Lucasfilm war DC Comics Disney streaming service Crunchyroll El Rey DirecTV video on demand YouTube Red composers Pop crime drama Shudder diversity aliens rotten TV renewals Tumblr animated cinemax LGBT Avengers Mindy Kaling Paramount AMC Tomatazos dc mockumentary Epix boxoffice X-Men dceu joker comedies VICE Biopics Spectrum Originals spinoff doctor who TCA Winter 2020 name the review Captain marvel OneApp Travel Channel nbcuniversal Trophy Talk Endgame Super Bowl hollywood transformers worst First Reviews Creative Arts Emmys south america cooking psycho BBC One documentary psychological thriller The Arrangement television ABC Family romantic comedy Fantasy Chilling Adventures of Sabrina cats BAFTA Musicals YouTube Valentine's Day Amazon Prime scary movies Western ITV green book NBC award winner 2018 Sneak Peek batman hist Lionsgate 4/20 obituary GLAAD Interview toy story critics Tubi Freeform politics Funimation biography Bravo based on movie dragons universal monsters facebook 24 frames parents Cannes what to watch New York Comic Con cancelled television historical drama Discovery Channel thriller Showtime space period drama TLC Apple TV+ Drama canceled Grammys cops foreign child's play 2015 Superheroe BET Awards VOD Women's History Month Comic Book Song of Ice and Fire movies criterion Star Wars Ellie Kemper franchise Superheroes 2020 CBS Watching Series 20th Century Fox Holidays 2019 Netflix Christmas movies Emmy Nominations 71st Emmy Awards TBS Writers Guild of America Infographic elevated horror DC Universe classics TIFF Starz miniseries spanish language documentaries indie 007 Fox News Apple Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt USA Network Black History Month science fiction sequel DGA technology Musical Turner Classic Movies Marvel Studios travel dramedy Academy Awards game show werewolf Pet Sematary films Television Critics Association Pop TV TV Comedy TCA indiana jones