2. The Irishman
Release Year: 2019
Directed By: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Bobby Cannavale, Harvey Keitel, Stephen Graham, Kathrine Narducci, Domenick Lombardozzi, Anna Paquin, Sebastian Maniscalco, Ray Romano, Jeremy Luke, Jesse Plemons
Release Date: Friday, Nov. 1
These days, Martin Scorsese might be making headlines for his subversive and unpopular opinions about Marvel movies, but he’ll probably start to make other headlines for his new Netflix original movie The Irishman. The film hasn’t even been widely released, and it’s already getting some of the best reviews of the year. Scorsese isn’t on board with superheroes taking over cinema, and he’s surely going to show us all with his latest future Oscar-nominated film.
Based on Charles Brandt’s 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran and Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in an “epic” story of organized crime in post-war America. Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, a World War II veteran and mob hitman, reflects on the events that have taken place in his life and career, specifically the disappearance of union boss Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino). The film spans decades and chronicles one of American’s most notorious unsolved mysteries.
The Irishman comes from director Martin Scorsese, who reteams with a number of his usual suspects of on-screen collaborators, namely Robert De Niro. The film first made its premiere at the New York Film Festival on Sept. 27, 2019, where it received critical acclaim and now holds a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. On Nov. 1, The Irishman will also receive a limited theatrical release on the same day of its worldwide premiere on Netflix. Don’t miss this surefire awards season contender!