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The Irishman Makes a Huge Splash in the Oscar Race – Fox News


 Everything about The Irishman seemed huge, from its three-hour-plus running time to the legendary stars—primarily Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci—who gathered for Martin Scorsese’s crime epic And when the film premiered at the New York Film Festival last week, it lived up to virtually all of its hype Richard Lawson wrote that it has familiar DNA from many of Scorsese’s most famous films, but eventually evolves into something more reflective “It’s hard not to read a bit of Scorsesian self-reflection into the film,” he wrote “It’s there in the way the director happily revels in his proficiency, gamely telling a rambling old story that we’ve maybe heard before, only to then underscore it—undercut it?—with an unexpectedly mournful pathos ” On this week’s Little Gold Men podcast, Richard talks to Katey Rich and Joanna Robinson about The Irishman’s big bow, which sparked significant Oscar buzz for its stars and directors, and might lead to an awards-season narrative that, between this film, Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory, and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, is all about aging auteurs getting reflective about the passing of time Then again, there’s also Joker, which arrives this week amid both a wave of controversy and predictions of major box office success The episode ends with a close look at the best-actress race, currently dominated by Renée Zellweger and her bravura turn in Judy, but with lots of room for surprises, from early-in-the-year favorites like Lupita Nyong’o in Us and Elisabeth Moss in Her Smell to late-arriving turns like Saoirse Ronan in Little Women or Charlize Theron in Bombshell  Take a listen to the episode above, and find Little Gold Men on Apple Podcasts or anywhere else you get your podcasts Most Popular Cover Story: Fame & Joaquin PhoenixBy Joe Hagan The Fantastically Profitable Mystery of the Trump Chaos TradesBy William D Cohan Ronan Farrow’s Producer on How NBC Killed Its Weinstein StoryBy Rich McHugh

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