Martin Scorsese must feel a huge sense of relief, having finally brought to screen a story which has been in planning for 20 years or so. But this is so clearly a very personal exploration of faith, doubt and belief by the director that any opinions I have seem unnecessary. Scorsese has bared his soul on … Continue reading Silence

Nie yin niang – The Assassin 

Lives up to all the reports of looking beautiful. And all the reports of sparse/incomprehensible plot. On balance, I was OK with the latter because of the former while I was watching it, but don't feel like I could sit through it again. The slower pace allows time for some beautiful cinematography, so the best … Continue reading Nie yin niang – The Assassin