Episode 70: The Irishman

December 9, 2019
Robert Deniro, Al Pacino, and Ray Romano in The Irishman

On this week's episode of Sunday Morning Matinee, Matt and Adam talk aging, gangsters, repentance, and Martin Scorcese's new film The Irishman. In the first segment,  Matt and Adam discuss their thoughts on the movie, its three-and-a-half hour runtime, and its place within the genre. The discussion then turns to themes of repentence and the formation of identity in a violent world. In the second segment, the discussion turns toward the lectionary passages for this coming week, December 15, 2019, Advent 3A. Specifically, the conversation examines the back and forth between John the Baptist and Jesus and the way in which hearing and seeing Christ in the world undermines our propensity to do terrible things. Finally, in the final segment, Matt goes tech geek and Adam learns that reading is pretty great. When you finally finish The Irishman, stop in and join the conversation!