Let’s not screw around here and start by laying some groundwork with a few declarative statements:
- Martin Scorcese is one of the most consistently excellent film-makers working today or, frankly, ever.
- His latest picture, Silence, is unabashedly masterful whether any given individual appreciates it or not.
- Silence has the most raging hard-on for Catholicism since The Passion of the Christ.
Well, to be fair, I’ve not seen Hacksaw Ridge yet (oh, hey Andrew Garfield, trending much?) but how about we split the difference and say ‘since Mel Gibson’s last feature’? Does that work? Great! Continue reading “How to listen to Silence”