Re: Criterion barely put out anything worthwhile these days
I don't know if I'm likely to rewatch it any time soon but I found the last half of The Irishman tremendously effective - i don't think of it so much as about sin from old age, more about what old age looks like in someone who knows there's something missing and is incapable of digging any deeper. As far as i could tell he had the job to give himself an identity, and the friendship with Hoffa to fill a bit of the emptiness, and the job made him kill his friend, and once every trace of the job is gone he's just a shell who knows he probably screwed up a ways back there but is never going to come to terms with it. Nothing much happens after the killing but the nothing comes with such a weight that it really made the movie linger with me.
I watched Thief this week, it ####ing ruled. I didn't expect it to be such a pro-labor movie!