The Irishman Director: Martin Scorsese Tribeca Productions, Sikella Productions, Winkler Films / Netflix A standing ovation for the victory lap. That seems to be the decision. Scorsese’s The Irishman, a bloated, mostly boring mini-series of a movie is the final full-stop (actually it’s a meandering dot-dot-dot) on his 50-year fascination with gangster stories.
Instead of counting the number of lines that the female characters did not have in the latest Martin Scorsese movie, a better move might be to watch Nicole Kidman in the movie Destroyer, or Natalie Portman in Vox Lux, or Maggie Gyllenhaal in…well… anything, but most recently The Kindergarten Teacher. There are many other examples […]
I’m usually on RNZ once a month to have a chat about some new albums. But now and then I present features on the show too. Last year I had nearly an hour to explore the music of George Harrison. I followed that up with a chat about Ringo Starr and played some of his best Beatles drum bits […]
Bob Dylan is never far from my mind, my heart, my stereo – if he’s not on the turntable, he’s in my thoughts in some way or another, often informing the music that I’ve chosen to listen to. It’s that deep. He is one of the great musical forces for me – and surely the most […]
Philip Matthews is a senior reporter with Fairfax Media in Christchurch and is a former film reviewer with the NZ Listener. He blogs about films at Second Sight and is on Twitter as @secondzeit. Here are Five Films That Have Stayed With Him… 1 – Solaris: This is such an intensely sorrowful film. If I was […]