Monday, December 12, 2016

Movie Review: "Silence" is another Martin Scorsese masterpiece

By Dishya Sharma
Liam Neeson as 17th century Jesuit priest
HOLLYWOOD---Believe a masterpiece is in the making when a film made by Martin Scorsese is releasing. Like all his earlier projects, Silence is another feather he will add to his hat. Hence proving, time and again, that he is one of the best directors the film industry has seen. Based on a novel written in 1966 by Shūsaku Endō, Silence is a historical drama finely presented by the legendary director. Set in the 17th century, the film sees two Portuguese Jesuit priests, played by Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver, facing violence and persecution when they travel to Japan in search of their mentor, played by Liam Neeson. It is set in an era where Catholicism was outlawed in Japan. According to the film, those who believed were forced to give up their beliefs; else they will be tortured until they did. [link]