This week in FILM — THE IRISHMAN and BABETTE’S FEAST

Martin Scorsese’s 25th feature film, The Irishman, is a masterpiece. A work of maturity and atonement from one of cinema’s greatest talents. And though it seems foolish to parse this mammoth piece of work, the joys of the whole can found in the movie’s parts. Parts that related to Scorsese’s past works, and parts that relate to the mythology of the 20th century. I’ll have plenty more to say on the film, but in the meantime, my unabashed praise in Boulder Weekly will have to suffice.

And though The Irishman will soon be available to anyone with a Netflix account, it was a movie made for the big screen. Same goes for the sumptuous classic, Babette’s Feast from 1987. The Trojan Movie House and Art Cinema in Longmont will be screening the film on Nov. 15 & 16. Don’t go in on an empty stomach.