Disincarnate Christ

Silence by shūsaku endōforeword by martin scorsesepicador, 256 pages, $16 Silencea film directed by martin scorseseparamount, 161 minutes, $19.99 Vincent Shiozuka’s life was a failure. Raised Christian in Japan, he fled to Manila in 1614 to avoid the growing Christian persecution in his native . . . . Continue Reading »

Mullahs at the Movies

Iranian Cinema Uncensored: Contemporary Film-makers Since the Iranian Revolution by shiva rahbaran i. b. tauris, 336 pages, $35 In July 1988, the Ayatollah Khomeini accepted the cease-fire that brought the Iran-Iraq War to a close. He likened it to downing a “poisoned chalice.” Iranian and Iraqi . . . . Continue Reading »