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Liam Neeson’s at the center of Silence in this exclusive featurette

The plot of Martin Scorsese’s Silence—his epic based on Shūsaku Endō’s novel of the same name—hinges around the search for Portuguese missionary Father Ferreira, played by Liam Neeson. With the film set to be released nationwide this weekend, The A.V. Club has an exclusive featurette which delves into the role and…

Martin Scorsese finally gets his solemn, powerful Silence off the ground

Silence, Martin Scorsese’s long-in-the-works adaptation of Shūsaku Endō’s same-titled novel about a Jesuit priest searching for his former mentor in shogun-era Japan, is a truly religious piece of filmmaking, in that it looks for meaning in the contradictions and absurdities of faith, instead of its assurances. One…