Last week, I was chatting with a cinema owner who was angrily complaining about Martin Scorsese’s new movie, The Irishman.
The movie has proved controversial on a number of fronts:
- It has a very short ‘release window’, thanks to it being entirely funded by Netflix. This means that it will available to stream only 19 days weeks after it first appeared in cinemas. This has caused much consternation in the exhibition sector, leading to major chains refusing to screen it.
- Scorsese has made some comments about his dislike for Marvel movies, referring to them as “not cinema” and describing them as “theme parks”.
- It is a very long movie, coming in at three and a half hours. This means that it is longer than …