The Irishman ★★★½

more like notasgoodfellas, amirite folks? can a film really be classified as a paint-by-numbers genre piece when the director invented said genre? turns out the answer is yes. this film has some solid performances but scorcese can crank out films like this in his sleep. it also has some really bizarre editing choices sprinkled throughout, including a random jump cut that was so out of place, i rewatched the scene three times to make sure it wasnt the result of some kind of network issue.