Netflix and Scorsese's The Irishman (***1/2) – Charge with a gun; with a knife you run away

The biggest challenge for this viewer is when it comes to true crime sagas, Scorese peaked with Goodfellas and he's never really come close since.

The Big Sick (*****) is graceful, genuine and funny

That there are several real male and female characters in The Big Sick is a tribute to its writers, the real life couple whose story is presented in the film. There are very few caricatures in the film. The ones that might qualify are so deftly handled, it just feels like a person we know and not a punchline waiting around to be had.