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 Saint Anthony: lost and found. Photograph: Getty Images

Around about now, if you’re reading this over Saturday brunch, I am probably sweating in a park somewhere, winding up for the finish of a 5k road race(...)

‘The problem is, time is limited and energy is so limited ... thankfully, the curiosity doesn’t end.’ Photograph: Philip Montgomery/The New York Times

Martin Scorsese is the most alive he’s been in his work in a long time, brimming with renewed passion for film-making and invigorated by the reception(...)

Outside Umberto’s Clam House after Vincent ‘Crazy Joe’ Gallo was killed in New York in 1972.  Photograph: Neal Boenzi/The New York Times
The true story behind The Irishman
  • Film
  • November 29, 2019, 10:03

This article contains spoilers for the events depicted in The Irishman “The first words Jimmy ever spoke to me were, ‘I heard you paint houses’,” sai(...)

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(...)

 Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro in the Martin Scorsese film The Irishman. Photograph: Netflix

As you can imagine, it’s a bit weird watching Martin Scorsese’s latest masterpiece when your name is Frank and “Irishman” is part of your job descript(...)

Joe Pesci as Russell Bufalino and Robert De Niro as Frank Sheeran in The Irishman

There is a temptation to sweep the word “autumnal” before any sombre late work by a familiar master. We hope and trust Martin Scorsese will live for a(...)

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(...)

George Chuvalo taking on Muhammad Ali in Vancouver in a 1972 rematch. The Canadian pushed Ali the distance for a second time. Photo: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

In the build-up to their first fight at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens in March, 1966, Muhammad Ali dubbed George Chuvalo “the washerwoman”. An excessiv(...)

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