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grace 🦇’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
"Oh boy, you don't know how fast time goes by until you get there"
The Irishman is fantastic, tragic and a masterclass in filmmaking. I did not expect to be tearing up over this but, that last 40 minutes really, really got to me. This film is SAD and has left me feeling like I have a lump in my throat.
Anyway here are some thoughts;
• ANNA PAQUIN BABEY ABSOLUTE BICON I KNOW SHE SAID 6 WORDS BUT THEY WERE DAMN GOOD AND HER PRESENCE ON SCREEN ACADEMY AWARD
• The music throughout is wonderful, I especially appreciate the switch between diegetic and non-diegetic music, a well done switch between the two is always a fave of mine. In turn, the use of silence, quiet, is wonderfully done
• Everyone's being their A game here, EVERYONE, but for me, my fav performance is Pacino. It's my first film of his and franky I'm hype to go through his back catalogue because he was SO good.
• It's a very long movie, it didn't need to be this long. HOWEVER I can't think of anything major to cut either, it just all worked and flowed very well
• Cinematography is great, lots of really great shots and overall camera work. The final shot of the film, OOF god that was great, very very somber.
• Everyone has been talking about it for a reason, the de-aging tech is phenomenal, not a hint of uncanny valley to be seen here