Close
Date TimeOctober 13, 2019
VoiceRobert De Niro, Al Pacino and – especially – Joe Pesci turn in performances of wintry brilliance in Scorsese’s epically daring late stage mob masterpiece
The Irishman review – Martin Scorseses finest film for 30 years
Martin Scorsese returns with his best picture since GoodFellas and one of his best films ever. It’s a superbly acted, thrillingly shot epic mob procedural about violence, betrayal, dishonesty and emotional bankruptcy starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino, set in a time before “toxic masculinity” had been formally diagnosed but when everyone lived with the symptoms. The film has been talked about for the hi-tech “youthification” technology which allows De Niro to appear as a younger man: it’s no more artificial than the traditional wigs, latex etc and it’s amazing how quickly you get used to it. De Niro’s eyes achieve an eerie, gluey gleam in this manifestation as a digital ghost from his past.
These are men conducting their business with sorrowful hints and shrugs and mutterings about who has gone too far, who has not shown respect, who will need to be persuaded to attend a sit-down to straighten this whole thing out. These solemnly or cordially euphemistic encounters in a subdued steakhouse light periodically explode into violence or dreamlike scenes of choreographed catastrophe, punctuated by gunshots or visceral jukebox slams on the soundtrack. And all given a queasy new resonance of political conspiracy and bad faith.

Related Stories
2019 Hollywood Film Awards Winners: The Complete List2019 Hollywood Film Awards Winners: The Complete List
Latest News
Rick Reilly: ‘Donald Trump will cheat you on the golf course and then buy you lunch’ | Donald McRaeRick Reilly: ‘Donald Trump will cheat you on the golf course and then buy you lunch’ | Donald McRae
The Spin | The freewheelin Bob Willis: tribute to a cricketing iconoclastThe Spin | The freewheelin' Bob Willis: tribute to a cricketing iconoclast
Shock among Russian athletes over Wada four-year global ban for dopingShock among Russian athletes over Wada four-year global ban for doping
David Fizdale was another example of the tragedy of the Knicks bad tasteDavid Fizdale was another example of the tragedy of the Knicks' bad taste
New jeer greetings: how useful is it to boo your own team?New jeer greetings: how useful is it to boo your own team?
Hugh Grant Gives Withering Response To Boris Johnsons Love Actually-Inspired Campaign VideoHugh Grant Gives Withering Response To Boris Johnson's Love Actually-Inspired Campaign Video
What’s The Point Of First Class Train Travel, Anyway?What’s The Point Of First Class Train Travel, Anyway?
Golden Globes 2020: Women In Hollywood Speak Out Over Female Directors SnubGolden Globes 2020: Women In Hollywood Speak Out Over Female Directors Snub
Why Black Brits Are Considering Leaving UK After Election: If The Conservatives Win, Im GoneWhy Black Brits Are Considering Leaving UK After Election: 'If The Conservatives Win, I'm Gone'
Gunman Kills Six People In Czech Hospital Attack Before Taking His Own LifeGunman Kills Six People In Czech Hospital Attack Before Taking His Own Life
Celebrities
Stephen-ColbertStephen Colbert
American comedian
Taylor-SwiftTaylor Swift
American singer
Miley-CyrusMiley Cyrus
American singer-songwriter
MadonnaMadonna
American singer-songwriter
BeyoncéBeyoncé
American singer-songwriter
Lady-GagaLady Gaga
American singer-songwriter
Kim-KardashianKim Kardashian
American media personality
Jay_ZJay-Z
American rapper
Oprah-WinfreyOprah Winfrey
American executive
Kylie-JennerKylie Jenner
American television personality
Jimmy-KimmelJimmy Kimmel
American television host
Selena-GomezSelena Gomez
American singer
Khloe-KardashianKhloé Kardashian
American media personality
Justin-BieberJustin Bieber
Canadian singer-songwriter
Jennifer-LopezJennifer Lopez
American singer
Ariana-GrandeAriana Grande
American singer
Ellen-DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
American comedian
Related Stories
2019 Hollywood Film Awards Winners: The Complete List2019 Hollywood Film Awards Winners: The Complete List
Latest News
Rick Reilly: ‘Donald Trump will cheat you on the golf course and then buy you lunch’ | Donald McRaeRick Reilly: ‘Donald Trump will cheat you on the golf course and then buy you lunch’ | Donald McRae
The Spin | The freewheelin Bob Willis: tribute to a cricketing iconoclastThe Spin | The freewheelin' Bob Willis: tribute to a cricketing iconoclast
Shock among Russian athletes over Wada four-year global ban for dopingShock among Russian athletes over Wada four-year global ban for doping
David Fizdale was another example of the tragedy of the Knicks bad tasteDavid Fizdale was another example of the tragedy of the Knicks' bad taste
New jeer greetings: how useful is it to boo your own team?New jeer greetings: how useful is it to boo your own team?
Hugh Grant Gives Withering Response To Boris Johnsons Love Actually-Inspired Campaign VideoHugh Grant Gives Withering Response To Boris Johnson's Love Actually-Inspired Campaign Video
What’s The Point Of First Class Train Travel, Anyway?What’s The Point Of First Class Train Travel, Anyway?
Golden Globes 2020: Women In Hollywood Speak Out Over Female Directors SnubGolden Globes 2020: Women In Hollywood Speak Out Over Female Directors Snub
Why Black Brits Are Considering Leaving UK After Election: If The Conservatives Win, Im GoneWhy Black Brits Are Considering Leaving UK After Election: 'If The Conservatives Win, I'm Gone'
Gunman Kills Six People In Czech Hospital Attack Before Taking His Own LifeGunman Kills Six People In Czech Hospital Attack Before Taking His Own Life
Celebrities
Stephen-ColbertStephen Colbert
American comedian
Taylor-SwiftTaylor Swift
American singer
Miley-CyrusMiley Cyrus
American singer-songwriter
MadonnaMadonna
American singer-songwriter
BeyoncéBeyoncé
American singer-songwriter
Lady-GagaLady Gaga
American singer-songwriter
Kim-KardashianKim Kardashian
American media personality
Jay_ZJay-Z
American rapper
Oprah-WinfreyOprah Winfrey
American executive
Kylie-JennerKylie Jenner
American television personality
Jimmy-KimmelJimmy Kimmel
American television host
Selena-GomezSelena Gomez
American singer
Khloe-KardashianKhloé Kardashian
American media personality
Justin-BieberJustin Bieber
Canadian singer-songwriter
Jennifer-LopezJennifer Lopez
American singer
Ariana-GrandeAriana Grande
American singer
Ellen-DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
American comedian
Do we need full-fibre broadband? Ask the lucky few who have it
Nuclear missile bunker: yours for less than $400k
French interior minister blames protest violence on 'thugs'
China carrier fleet passes near rival Taiwan
Trump Ally Loses Bid to Unseat Louisiana Democratic Governor
Real estate heiress who posted $35M bail acquitted of murder
Palestinian journalists protest wounding of colleague
Rebuffed by US, migrants dwell in lawless Mexican state
Leading Muslim groups to challenge India holy site court ruling
Hong Kong police officer hit by arrow in clashes with protesters
This Man Thwarted America’s First Impeachment
Stefanos Tsitsipas v Dominic Thiem: ATP Finals final – live!
Holders Saracens begin their defence with heavy defeat to Racing
Record crowd sees Miedema seal 2-0 Arsenal win in WSL north London derby
Man arrested after Wycombe goalkeeper alleges he was target of homophobic abuse
Everton’s Lucy Graham strikes to sink Liverpool in first WSL game at Anfield
Euro 2020 roundup: Portugal qualify after Cristiano Ronaldo’s 99th goal
Nate Silver isn't too high on Deval Patrick's chances
Box Office: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Races to First Place, ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Collapses
Labour Could 'Crack Foundations Of Economy' While Tories Threaten Skills Crisis, Businesses Fear
Man, 26, Charged With Terrorism Offence After Heathrow Airport Arrest
Fury As Blind Student 'Dragged By His Feet' From Debate Held By Prestigious Oxford Society
On an upswing, the Pete Buttigieg show rolls through New Hampshire
WATCH: From Nixon to WikiLeaks, Roger Stone’s Scandalous Career
Syracuse suspends all fraternity activities after string of racist, anti-Semitic incidents
Despite House rules against it, Stefanik tries to question impeachment hearing witness
Stephen Miller is no outlier. White supremacy rules the Republican party
Muslim voters attacked in Sri Lanka presidential election
Huge Czech protest marking Velvet Revolution demands PM quit
Democrat Edwards wins reelection in conservative Louisiana
Indian Muslims to pursue review of Hindu temple site ruling
Private zoo owner in Crimea pleads for public to take 30 of his bears so he won't have to euthanise them
Kosovo v England: Euro 2020 qualifier – live!
Brazilian Grand Prix: F1 – live!
Tottenham 0-2 Arsenal: Women's Super League – live reaction!
Dan Biggar kicks Northampton to victory as Saints swat aside Lyon
Future of Great Britain Lions in grave doubt after disastrous tour | Aaron Bower
Conservative Denver Radio Host Fired Midshow After Criticizing Trump
‘Saturday Night Live’ Turns the Impeachment Hearings Into a Soap Opera (Watch)
Lauryn Hill Drops First New Solo Song in Five Years, ‘Guarding the Gates’ (Listen)
Girl, 13, In Critical Condition After Being Stabbed During Machete Gang Attack In House
'Iconic' Photographer Terry O'Neill Dies Aged 81
Does the UK need full-fibre broadband? Just ask the lucky few who have it
Russia says it will return captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday
Rogue elephant dies in captivity after killing villagers
Pentagon's Esper says military justice ready to hold troops to account
The Latest: Hong Kong police launch move on protesters
The Latest: Diplomat describes Trump ‘investigations’ call
Two planes in 'minor' collision at Frankfurt airport
Russia providing mood music for House impeachment drama
Céline Dion: Courage review – a quirky catharsis
Tottenham v Arsenal: Women's Super League – live!
Saracens set to drop appeal against fine and points penalty for salary cap breach
'Stop running from the truth' Colin Kaepernick calls out NFL after tryout
Colin Kaepernick calls out NFL: 'Stop running from the truth, I'm ready' – video
Prince Andrew’s Bad PR Has Made A Terrible Situation Even Worse
Sunday Shows Round-Up: Freedom Of Movement, Brexit And Tory 'Corruption' Claims
Reporting is on trial in Trump coverage as Twitter mob savages errors | Emily Bell
The Latest: Fires blaze as Hong Kong protesters face police
Trump impeachment: Stunning scenes as witness applauded after seeing off real-time 'intimidation' by president
Lebanon tycoon forgoes PM job under protest pressure
Former top diplomat to Russia suggests 'Putin has the transcript' of Trump's Ukraine call
The strange world of Aldous Harding: ‘I’ve always been driven by fear’
Pumarosa: Devastation review – brooding turbo-anguish
Philippe Albert: ‘Keegan would buy fish and chips and the drinks for our Newcastle team’
SNL gave the impeachment inquiry the soap opera treatment
After Backlash, Disney Plus Will Make ‘The Simpsons’ Available in Original Uncropped Format in Early 2020
Micheal Ward: ‘Everywhere I go it’s good vibes’
Strictly Come Dancing: Gorka Marquez's Dancing Pecs Prove To Be A Distraction For Viewers
Five Things We Learned From Prince Andrew's Interview About His Involvement With Jeffrey Epstein
Harry Styles' Saturday Night Live Monologue Featured Zayn Malik Dig
In Britain’s gotcha-clip election, only the shameless politician will survive
Revealed: ex-KGB agent met Boris Johnson at Italian party
BBC Children in Need appeal raises nearly £48m
BBC plans to drop afternoon Newsround as children go online
The Disney empire strikes back at Netflix – but more rivals are set to enter the fray
How filming the agony of Aberfan for The Crown revealed a village still in trauma
Forgotten Genocide: How a Quarter of Europe’s Roma Were Murdered by the Nazis, then Erased From History
Belarus threatens to pull out of Russia integration deal over subsidy row
US, China negotiators hold 'constructive' call on trade deal: ministry
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards wins reelection in Louisiana
Warren says getting to ‘Medicare for All’ will take 3 years
Jos Buttler feeling fresh but England toil in draw against New Zealand A
The War Of The Worlds: Everything You Need To Know About The BBC’s H.G. Wells Adaptation
Strictly's Michelle Visage Addresses Claims Tour Row Was Over Money
Explained: What NHS Privatisation And 'On The Table In Trade Talks' Actually Mean
Two German students arrested for 'unlawful assembly' over Hong Kong protests
Trump blows up effort to blunt impeachment damage
Venezuela’s Guaidó leads thousands in anti-Maduro protest
Hong Kong officer hit by arrow; police fire water cannons
Cerys Matthews: ‘Come Brexit, I’ll be scrumping nettles’
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy: I Made a Place review – older, wiser and happier
Brendan Rodgers and Frank Lampard prove worth in battle for second place | Paul Wilson
Naomie Harris: ‘I just want to be myself’
Anthems, girl power and redemption: how Frozen ticked all the right boxes
Marriage Story review – Noah Baumbach’s best film yet
Steel Magnolias' Olympia Dukakis Reminisces About The Much-Loved Film
US, S Korea postpone joint exercise criticized by N Korea
Jeremy Corbyn Wants to Nationalize the Internet
The Steel Conundrum That May Wreck Italy’s Fragile Coalition
Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on streets of Hong Kong for clean-up operation
Trump issues pardons in US war crimes cases
Venice Is Flooding Because of Corruption
Why Glasgow is Britain’s best city for music lovers
Bowie’s Books; Why Bowie Matters reviews – the literary life of Ziggy Stardust
What's The Deal With Generation Alpha?
Tweakments And Top-Ups: Are Young Women Happy With A Flawless Face?
This Woman Set Up A Wishlist For Her Mental Health Ward. The Parcels Piled In
Elizabeth Warren takes risk with ad blasting billionaires
‘We Must Be As Harsh as Them’: Leaked Docs Reveal China’s Mass Incarceration of Muslims: NYT
Chicago gang leader accused of attempting to help Islamic State
St Mark's closed as Venice faces more floods
Suspected gunman, 16, in California high school shooting dies in hospital
Exclusive: U.S. regulator rethinking changes to whistleblower program after backlash - sources
Devin Nunes and The Benghazi Boys Are Back—But Now They See No Evil
U.N. warns Bolivia crisis could 'spin out of control' as death toll mounts
Tame Impala, Cold Chisel and Okenyo: best Australian music for November
James Pattinson to miss first Test against Pakistan after conduct breach
Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa out for season with dislocated right hip
'We performed desperately': fans review the Rugby World Cup
Martin Scorsese isn't wrong about Marvel movies – but neither is he quite right | Peter Bradshaw
Chile police stopped rescue workers helping dying protester: human rights watchdog
Hong Kong protesters unleash stash of petrol bombs; Chinese soldiers clear roads
AOC says Trump 'clearly not satisfied with only one article of impeachment' as president attacks witness
Iran's protests against gasoline price hike turn political: media
Trump impeachment news – live: President launches Supreme Court bid to stop tax returns going public, amid claim ‘Putin has the transcript’ of his Ukraine call
Colin Kaepernick ready to play for any team after abruptly moved tryout
Jennifer Arcuri: Boris Johnson 'Cast Me Aside Like I Am Some Gremlin'
Kellyanne Conway confronts CNN anchor after he says ‘I know there are issues with your marriage’
Hong Kong protesters issue demands, begin leaving university
Gomez caps nightmare week with injury as England target success in Kosovo
Dominic Thiem defeats Alexander Zverev to reach final of ATP Finals
Northern Ireland head for Euro 2020 play-offs after draw with Netherlands
Gerard Piqué says revamped Davis Cup is ‘project of my life’
Jos Buttler and Joe Denly excel with the bat in England tour match
Upset at NFL, Colin Kaepernick moves scheduled tryout
Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa airlifted from stadium after 'very serious' injury
Kosovo the first stop as Gareth Southgate’s England hit home straight
Euro 2020 roundup: Croatia survive Slovakia scare to join Germany in finals
Experience tells Jordan Pickford England need to start Euros with a win | Paul Wilson
Penultimate C7 Corvette Being Enshrined At National Corvette Museum
Trump commits new offence which could lead to impeachment in the middle of his own impeachment hearing
Palestinian militant groups come to blows over Israel diplomacy
Michael Bloomberg to launch $100 million digital anti-Trump campaign
5 die in apparent murder-suicide in San Diego
Protests erupt in Iran after petrol price hike: state media
Fodor's 'no go' list discourages travel to places like Bali, Angkor Wat and Galapágos islands in 2020
White House budget official testifies in impeachment probe on Saturday
Northern Ireland 0-0 Netherlands: Euro 2020 qualifier – live!
Max Verstappen takes pole for Brazilian GP with Lewis Hamilton in third
Eight games called off as strike in Spanish women's top flight goes ahead
European Champions Cup roundup: Quins crushed by rampant Clermont
Colin Kaepernick’s NFL-organized workout is a sham with only one winner | Etan Thomas
Preparing players for life after football should begin before the final whistle | Sid Lowe
Rugby World Cup 2019: Guardian writers' teams of the tournament
'I think I got shot': California students huddled terrified in barricaded classrooms
S. African asylum-seekers held on trespassing charges
Authorities find malnourished girl after online teacher tip
Disabled Woman’s Boyfriend Told Police He Lured Her to Nevada Desert and Suffocated Her
Northern Ireland v Netherlands: Euro 2020 qualifier – live!
Simmonds brothers lead Exeter to rampant victory at La Rochelle
Harry Wilson seals win over Azerbaijan to keep Wales in Euro 2020 hunt
England hope Chris Silverwood’s arrival can herald start of golden era
Football League: Coventry and Bolton on the rise while Swindon soar
Nuneaton Borough keeper shanks his penalty into stands and breaks a light – video
The Best Black Friday Deals From ASOS, Amazon, Boots And More
Protesters retake part of bridge in central Baghdad
Heavy snow snarls traffic, shuts schools in Iran capital
Gang violence hits Mexican leader's ratings, U.S. warns of 'parallel government'
Four dead in Iran fuel protest after government hikes pump prices up to 300 per cent
Man who shot, wounded school bus driver sentenced to prison
Stefanos Tsitsipas overcomes Roger Federer to reach final of ATP Finals
Azerbaijan v Wales: Euro 2020 qualifier – live!
John McGinn scores again as Scotland claim victory in Cyprus
‘The British were our heroes’ – why Kosovans love the England team | Nick Ames
Lydia Thompson pounces in England Women’s dramatic win over France
Only way to stop Raheem Sterling is by breaking his leg, jokes Kosovo coach
Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Murdering Woman, 25, In Worcestershire
Bolton Fire: Cladding A 'Concern', Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham Confirms
Stefanik embraces spotlight at impeachment hearings
Macron to Host Meeting on Ukraine, Citing ‘Major Progress’
White House budget official to testify in impeachment probe on Saturday
Trump impeachment: President angrily mocks career diplomats over ‘sinister plans’ at rally
One dead in Iran fuel protest after government hikes pump prices up to 50 per cent
Fox News' Bret Baier suggests Trump just broke the law in 'real time' with tweeted attacks on Yovanovitch
Sheriff calls deadly shooting at Airbnb rental a ‘bloodbath’
Israel to probe 'unexpected' civilian casualties in Gaza strike
Jacob Stockdale helps Ulster hang on for hard-fought victory at Bath
Cyprus 1-2 Scotland: Euro 2020 qualifier – live!
European Champions Cup roundup: Glasgow too strong for Sale
Wayne Bennett says Great Britain’s loss to PNG shows growth of game
Happy Diva makes it second time lucky with BetVictor Gold Cup triumph
Fuller House Series Finale Photos: The Cast Says Goodbye as Shooting Wraps
Disney Plus Will Make ‘The Simpsons’ Available in Original Uncropped Format in Early 2020
Harvey Keitel: ‘I’ve never played a violent character’
Bolton Fire: Cladding A 'Concern' Greater Manchester's Mayor Andy Burnham Confirms
Amid attacks from Trump, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine testifies to influence from 'foreign corrupt interests'
Protest graffiti fills Beirut's posh downtown
Biden Blasts Inaction on Guns, Saying He’s ‘Tired’ of Prayers
Obama cautions Democratic hopefuls on tacking too far left
Close