We rewatched Scorsese’s Hugo last night. In 3D. Such a charming film that made even non-film buffs appreciate the groundbreaking work and sheer ingenuity of Méliès. I love how Scorsese wrapped up a film history lesson and a plea for film preservation/restoration in a thoroughly entertaining Hollywood family film.
It was a nice antidote to The Irishman which we watched the night before. Not a bad film, but not great. Disappointing after reading all the hype. In his canon of mob movies, it was no Goodfellas. Or even Casino. As Mrs Sunnylea said, we’ve seen this film before... and better. Even Ray Donovan has more compelling storytelling and acting.
One positive: I was expecting the digital de-aging to be distracting but I thought it was remarkably well done. Didn’t bother me at all.