A digital de-aging technique has its issues, but the filmmakers just about get away with it

Martin Scorsese’s latest sprawling gangster epic has finally made it to the small screen. The great man’s take on the life of hoodlum Frank Sheeran wa(...)

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Foreground photograph: Kevin Mazur/Getty

THE ACTORS ON FIVE DECADES OF FRIENDSHIP, SOME TIPPERARY ROOTS AND THE UNITED STATES’ ‘GANGSTER PRESIDENT’ We will eventually get Robert De Niro(...)

The Irishman: Al Pacino – astonishingly, making his debut in the Scorsese wheelhouse – and Robert De Niro

Golly. Look at the shots of Robert De Niro as a young man. They must have taken those when The Irishman began shooting, in 1988. It’s the Boyhood of g(...)

The trailer carries no footage other than the actors’ names and a bullet motif

Netflix screened its first teaser for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman during the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday. The crime drama – based on Charles Bran(...)

In Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman the film-maker will direct his old pal Robert De Niro and – for the first time Al Pacino. Photographs: Getty Images

A bidding war for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming true-crime story The Irishman has been afoot at the Cannes Film Festival market. Scorsese will direct his(...)