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Bishop Barron on “Silence”

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 The much-anticipated “Silence”, based upon the Shusaku Endo novel of the same name, is a worthy addition to the Scorsese oeuvre. It is marked by gorgeous cinematography, outstanding performances from both lead and supporting actors, a gripping narrative, and enough thematic complexity to keep you thinking for the foreseeable future. However, the "three cheers" most inspired by the film are not for the Hollywood greats but for the martyrs, crucified by the seaside.