After just a few weeks in theaters, Martin Scorsese’s newest magnum opus is streaming on Netflix, and the blokes are on the case. They look at the place The Irishman falls in Scorsese’s physique of labor and focus on the themes that come up in its story of regretful mobsters. One other awards-season hopeful, Trey Edward Shults’s Waves, will get the Seeing & Believing remedy as effectively. Does Shults’s story of an black household coping with ambition, tragedy, and relational strain sink or swim?
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