• Pakistan’s bootleg Silence DVD art is a thing of beauty
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    Ryan Leston

    Pakistan’s bootleg Silence DVD art is a thing of beauty

    Martin Scorsese's Silence just got the best DVD cover you could possibly imagine, courtesy of Pakistan bootleggers.

  • Scorsese's Silence and Ben Affleck's Live By Night bomb at the box office
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    Ben Arnold

    Scorsese's Silence and Ben Affleck's Live By Night bomb at the box office

    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.

  • Watch: Martin Scorsese's back catalogue brought to life in stunning animated filmography (exclusive)
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    Tom Butler

    Watch: Martin Scorsese's back catalogue brought to life in stunning animated filmography (exclusive)

    Master filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s stunning new film ‘Silence’, starring Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson, is in cinemas now and to celebrate the BFI is hosting a huge Scorsese retrospective at BFI Southbank. The season, on now, will revisit Martin Scorsese’s stunning back catalogue on the big screen – including 4K restorations of ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Taxi Driver’ that will also play nationwide – as well as showcasing Scorsese-curated screenings of restored classics. Here’s the full ‘Silence’ synopsis: Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) — at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden.

  • Martin Scorsese really hated working on The Departed
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    Gregory Wakeman

    Martin Scorsese really hated working on The Departed

    It says a lot about Martin Scorsese’s recent films that they have somehow managed to rival his esteemed work on ‘Mean Streets’, ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Raging Bull’, and ‘Goodfellas’. The reviews for his latest opus ‘Silence’ suggest that it matches the quality of the equally lauded ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’, ‘Hugo’, and ‘The Departed’, even though Martin Scorsese has now admitted that he actually despised working on the latter. In fact, Marty pointed out that he was so downtrodden after working on ‘The Departed’, which starred Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon, that he couldn’t bring himself to do press for the film.

  • Liam Neeson: Martin Scorsese didn't take a salary for Silence (exclusive)
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    Tom Butler

    Liam Neeson: Martin Scorsese didn't take a salary for Silence (exclusive)

    Martin Scorsese’s long-gestating passion project ‘Silence’ (in cinemas on New Year’s Day) fits the bill on both definitions of the word. To finally get this version of the film – starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and Liam Neeson – off the ground, sacrifices had to be made. Originally budgeted for $100m (£80m), ‘Silence’ was finally greenlit in early 2015 with a massively reduced budget of just $46m (£37m) after last-minute funding fell through.

  • Scorsese's Silence gets serious early buzz from critics
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    Ben Arnold

    Scorsese's Silence gets serious early buzz from critics

    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.

  • Adam Driver talks his 'extreme' 50lb weight loss for Scorsese's Silence
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    Ben Arnold

    Adam Driver talks his 'extreme' 50lb weight loss for Scorsese's Silence

    ‘Silence’ star Adam Driver has been speaking about his ‘extreme’ 50lb weight loss for Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming movie. In a cover story for Interview magazine, Driver is interviewed by the director Noah Baumbach, who refers to the ‘rigorous’ prep he did for the role.

  • Martin Scorsese to meet Pope Francis ahead of Vatican screening of Silence
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    Ben Skipper

    Martin Scorsese to meet Pope Francis ahead of Vatican screening of Silence

    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.

  • Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver went full Jesuit for Scorsese's Silence
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    Ben Arnold

    Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver went full Jesuit for Scorsese's Silence

    Clearly coming from the ‘Revenant’ school of full immersion acting, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver stopped just short of becoming actual men of the cloth for new movie ‘Silence’. The passion project of director Martin Scorsese has been over 20 years in its inception, so it stands to reason that Garfield and Driver took their roles as Jesuit missionaries pretty seriously. “I got totally swept up in all things Jesuit and very taken with Jesuit spirituality.

  • Harrowing trailer for Martin Scorsese's Silence lands
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    Ben Arnold

    Harrowing trailer for Martin Scorsese's Silence lands

    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.