As a fan of movies, of course I was excited for Silence. When a new Martin Scorsese film hits theaters, it's a cause for cinephile celebration. That being said, this film wasn't nearly as high on my most anticipated list as it should have been. This is one of the best trailers of the year, of many years for that matter. Every shot in this preview is filled with eye candy for movie lovers, a fever dream of brilliant performances, gorgeous cinematography, and outstanding music. You can't do much better than Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and Liam Neeson as your leads, and all three look to deliver incredible performances. Each shot looks like a painting, and the beauty, agony, and brutality on display here is just awe-inspiring. I'm not familiar with the 1966 novel that this film is based on, but the idea of Apocalpyse Now in Japan from a legendary filmmaker is so incredibly enticing. Producer Irwin Winkler said that Silence is Scorsese's best film, and after watching this trailer, I have no doubt that we're about to see one of the best films of the year and another movie for the ages from an iconic director. The wait for this movie is going to kill me. I need to see this as soon as possible.
Silence debuts on December 23 in limited release, before expanding across the country in January.
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