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    ‘Silence’ is a Scorsese Disaster

    By Kyle | January 11, 2017

    Awards season grinds on and no major nominations or awards have come the way of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence.’ More in a column.

    Topics: Movies | 10 Comments »

    10 Responses to “‘Silence’ is a Scorsese Disaster”

    1. Obama bin Biden Says:
      January 11th, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      Perhaps Donovan or The Animals during the beatings and killings would have helped?

    2. Jeff Gee Says:
      January 13th, 2017 at 10:21 am

      Does he use “Gimme Shelter”?

    3. sherm Says:
      January 13th, 2017 at 11:04 pm

      Hey Shoeshine, you’re a funny guy!

    4. SK Says:
      January 17th, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      Eric Metaxas has written that “Silence” is tough to watch. The opinions and reviews that I’ve seen and its length make me not want to see it. I wasn’t interested in seeing “Hacksaw Ridge,” either.

    5. Jordan Says:
      January 17th, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      O Ben Bidan a racist who know his wife want that big black dingos

    6. Obama bin Biden Says:
      January 17th, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Get ready for deportation, boy.

    7. Obama bin Biden Says:
      January 17th, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      Hacksaw Ridge was top notch. Brave white men fighting for their country.

    8. Jordan Says:
      January 17th, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      your wife want that black thing and you know it you scared

    9. Tom Says:
      January 18th, 2017 at 11:21 pm

      Hacksaw Ridge was such a better film about faith from a guy who understands it. Martin Scorsese is an outsider looking in. You can feel his distance watching this laborious slog of a movie. (I’m referring to Silence, obviously.)

    10. Obama bin Biden Says:
      January 20th, 2017 at 7:24 am

      The theater I was in was emptier than Maxine Waters’ head.