Part 4 of my series is a movie called Silence. This title has a maverick director attached, so anyone and everyone in the Academy are sure to take notice. Silence is the first narrative feature by Martin Scorsese since his 2013 Oscar-nominated The Wolf of Wall Street. Scorsese himself is certainly no stranger at the Academy Awards, with a dozen nominations under his belt in various categories, though he has perhaps surprisingly only won a single gold statue at the annual ceremony in 2007 for The Departed, taking Best Director. Perhaps the Academy will be ready to bestow another honor on Scorsese whose name is synonymous with the silver screen. Paramount is slated to release Silence in November, always a prime Awards campaign slot. The film stars Oscar-nominated Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield and Ciarán Hinds about a pair of Jesuit priests who face violent persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to find their mentor and spread Christianity.