November 27 - November 30
An absolute must-see on the big screen, “The Irishman,” reunites acclaimed director Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, while bringing Al Pacino into his mix for the first time.
Set over multiple decades, “The Irishman” follows Frank Sheeran (De Niro), a mob enforcer in New York and Chicago with ties to countless hits and the mysterious disappearance of his good friend, union boss Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino). Far quieter than Goodfellas or Casino, this is still a thrilling mafia epic that feels much shorter than its 3 ½-hour runtime and is packed with jolts of violence and dark humor.
What truly separates “The Irishman,” though, is its brutal last 45 minutes. Ruminating on old age, death, loneliness, and the emptiness of a life spent in the company of violence, Scorsese packs in devastating emotional blows and a final shot for the ages.
One critic says, “that ‘The Irishman,’ with all its expense and soulful ambition, exists at all is a gift from the movie gods.” Rotten Tomatoes gives it an astounding 100% Fresh and it’s expected to sweep up the Oscars. Don’t miss it in a theater setting. Your TV screen simply won’t hack it for this larger-than-life masterpiece.
Five screenings: Wed. Nov. 27, 7 pm Fri. Nov. 29, 3 & 7 pm; Saturday, Nov. 30, 3 & 7 pm