On Episode 40 of The Film ’89 Podcast, Steve is joined by his close friend and Film ’89 contributor, Tony Sower to give their in-depth and spoiler-filled analysis of director Martin Scorsese’s long awaited film adaptation of author Charles Brandt’s novel, I Heard You Paint Houses. Retitled, The Irishman, the 26th full length feature film from Scorsese is also his longest film to date and is also a first in that it’s primary form of distribution after a limited theatrical run is via the streaming service Netflix who financed the film after several Hollywood studios turned Scorsese down. This sprawling tale of mob hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran and his friendship with Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa spans several decades and stars screen legends Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel.
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