The triumphant second coming of Endo's 'Silence'

Books Jan 21, 2017

The triumphant second coming of Endo's 'Silence'

by Damian Flanagan

Martin Scorsese's adaptation of "Silence," Shusaku Endo's tale of Catholic missionaries suffering brutal repression in 17th-century Japan, has met with mixed reviews. Some have found it ponderously overlong and, for those unfamiliar with Japanese history, baffling in context. It is, in fact, not a ...

'Silence': A test of faith — and of patience

Film / Reviews Jan 18, 2017

'Silence': A test of faith — and of patience

by James Hadfield

After spending nearly 30 years shepherding his adaptation of Shusaku Endo's "Silence" to the screen, Martin Scorsese may be starting to feel as forsaken as the book's Jesuit protagonist, abandoned by an uncommunicative and apparently uncaring God. The movie has been roundly ignored by ...