It might have been over two decades in the making, but the box office response to Martin Scorsese’s latest movie ‘Silence’ has been rather muted. Set in Japan in the 17th century, it finds Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver playing two Jesuit priests sent from Portugal to find their missing mentor. Not quite in the same crowd-pleasing vein as his last movie, the financial romp ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, it’s clearly proved to be a hard sell, though it may still be up for Oscar nominations.
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Rather conspicuously released just prior to awards season, Martin Scorsese’s new epic ‘Silence’ is getting some serious early buzz from critic screenings. There are no reviews yet, as they’re under embargo, but some US critics were unable to hold in their praise, dropping some plaudits on Twitter. Village Voice scribe Bilge Ebiri wrote: I saw SILENCE twice today. First time, I was absorbed, impressed, moved. Second time, I was in tears. One of Scorsese's greatest films.
Martin Scorsese will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday (20 November) morning to discuss his latest film, a religious epic starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson. It’s not clear if Francis will be in attendance at the second, more private screening taking place on Thursday.
Watch the first trailer for Martin Scorsese's 'Silence' starring Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver as missionaries in feudal Japan. Also starring Liam Neeson, 'Silence' is coming to cinemas on 1 January, 2017.
The trailer for Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming historical drama ‘Silence’ has landed, and it’s a harrowing affair. Cast-members Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson look noticeably emaciated for their roles as Portuguese catholic missionaries in Japan. The movie has been a passion project for Scorsese, who’s been developing the story since 1990.
Another awards season has been and gone, meaning blockbuster season is hurtling towards us like a speeding bullet, but before Superman takes on Batman - let’s lay down a few predictions for next year’s Oscar ceremony. This far out we want to keep things relatively simple, so we’ve found five films we suspect will be major players come 2017’s awards season, starting with one already primed to be a favourite. Director, writer and star Nate Parker’s historical biopic tells the story of Nat Turner - who led the most successful slave rebellion in US history in the state of Virginia in 1831.