Every now and then, we learn the fate of a gangster, usually a life cut short by execution. This illustrates the same theme.
And, as noted, arguably over-illustrated in terms of the repetition and the length of the "every now and then." For some, the pace might work--there is a need in any elegiac form to slow things down, to weave back the theme. But in poetry, elegies are rarely extended works, and "elegiac epics" in various forms (poem, dialogue, song cycle, novel, film) often are demarcated by sections (either "official" as in Part 1, 2, 3, ..., or via some other separating device such as flashbacks).
Would THE IRISHMAN work better if it utilized such a structure? Has Scorsese ever really used such a structure in his work?
Lately, I read the IMDb user reviews by starting with those rated 1 and moving upwards to 2, 3, ...
That's an interesting approach: when you adjust for those that are more principled than capricious, and more fair-minded than malicious (overlaps in these two categories are also extant in that sea of words...), do you notice a material difference in what produces the judgments made in those reviews?