Is the image below something you want to watch for 160 minutes?


How about this one?


Fancy an unhealthily skinny Adam Driver?


If so, HAVE I GOT A MOVIE FOR YOU!  Silence is a religious epic directed by Martin Scorsese based on Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel of the same name.  Two jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield & Adam Driver) travel to Japan in the 17th century to search for a comrade gone missing (Liam Neeson) and covertly spread the gospel, risking persecution by samurai around every corner if they are discovered (Christianity was outlawed in the strictly Buddhist Japan, punishable by death).  It’s an impressive movie by scope, scenery, and acting, but was not an enjoyable theater experience.  Some may really like this movie (84% on Rotten Tomatoes), but it was not for me.  If you’re on the fence, I urge you watch the trailer below.  If that looks like something that piques your interest, by all means go see it.  But if not, don’t go see it just because it was directed by the same guy that made Goodfellas and Wolf of Wall Street like I did.  Grade: D



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