De Diro and Pacino dunk their scrapple in Guinness in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman

Why am I reluctant to publicly pan one of the year’s most acclaimed films? What am I afraid of — being labelled a cinema rat, and getting whacked by a couple of film geeks? It took me years and years of being a film buff, through film school and beyond, for me to realize that […]

De Niro and Brodin are somewhere between Toledo and Cleveland in Martin Brest’s Midnight Run

Martin Brest’s Midnight Run is an appealingly loose comedy built on a solid premise. It’s a classic, almost clich├ęd Hollywood scenario: Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) is one of the world’s last honest cops, rewarded for his integrity by divorce and demotion to the humiliating (and dangerous) level of bounty hunter. His handler Eddie Moscone […]

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