Film Reviews for Sophisticated Cinephiles

A movie review podcast hosted by Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder. Each episode contains an in depth analysis of a chosen film. Les and Ann's Hollywood experience gives them the insight to discuss plot, script, casting, and whatever else you might want to know!

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"Kill the Irishman"

Review Summary: While Les enjoyed seeing the life of a local legend up on screen, Ann said that even the Cleveland setting wasn't enough to save this cinematic disaster.

Plot Summary: The true story of Danny Greene, a young and tough Irish-American who joins forces with a Mafia gangster in Cleveland in the 1970's and gains a reputation as he avoids several assassination attempts. Runtime 106 minutes.

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh

Writer: Jonathan Hensleigh

Starring: Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken and Vincent D'Onofrio

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