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'The Irishman' tests 'cinema' label while courting Oscar voters

(CNN)Martin Scorsese caused a stir when he said that Marvel movies are "not cinema," arguing that huge comic-book franchises are more theme-park attractions than an attempt to convey "emotional, psychological experiences."It's undeniable that special-effects-driven blockbusters operate differently than the films for which Scorsese has been lauded, and that the studio business has changed. But if the lament is about a decline in traditional movie-going, what should we make of Scorsese's latest, "The Irishman," which was financed by Netflix, and is likely to be viewed by the vast majority of those who watch it in the comfort of their homes?Indeed, during the promotional blitz in which he made his Marvel comments, the Oscar-winning director h ...
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