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Silence

4 Stars (out of 4)

This religious epic, a dream project of director Martin Scorsese that has gestated for decades, has emerged somewhat difficult and unwieldy, a bit gory, but also magnificent, beautiful, and masterful. Scorsese read the novel by Shusaku Endo while in Japan in 1989 and has tried for years to visualize it for the screen; it's impossible to guess if the results ever could have been any better than they are now. Silence is a mix of Hollywood grandeur and genuine existential, soul-searching, much like the films Scorsese grew up watching. In Silence, in the 17th century, two Jesuit priests — Sebastiao Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Francisco Garrpe (Adam Driver) — hear a letter from their mentor, Father Cristovao Ferreira (Liam Neeson), who has disappeared in Japan. (More...)

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  6. Sorcerer
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DVD OF THE WEEK
If you're thinking of seeing Silence, why not check out Martin Scorsese's previous religious epic, Kundun?

Kundun (1997)

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