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The Act of Killing

Yet Another 12 Mind-Blowing Documentaries To Watch On Netflix

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment

Gauging from the reactions to our first two collections of 12 mind-blowing documentaries to watch on Netflix, it's about time for another set. As alwa...

Oscar Documentaries and Others: The Act of Killing and The Last of the Unjust

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

147 docs were eligible for Oscars this year. 15 made a short list, and 5 are now contenders. One, The Act of Killing, a first feature length film for ...

Examining the Docs: This Year's Oscar-Nominated Documentaries

Jon Eig | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

If I'm choosing between two movies and both are entertaining and informative, but one is clearly out to change the world, I do find myself favoring the world-changer. That comes into play this year for me, though it may not for you.

'The Shawati' Interviews': Wadjda Filmmaker Haifaa Al Mansour

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

"It is easy to be pessimistic, and to feel like a victim, but we need films that inspire us to go out and change things for the better. We have plenty of tragedy in real life in this part of the world; we don't need films to reinforce an already pervasive sense of despair."

Sight & Sound Names 'The Act Of Killing,' 'Gravity' The Best Of 2013

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.30.2013 | Entertainment

The onslaught of year-end best-of lists has officially begun, with Sight & Sound marking the first major ranking of 2013's top movies. The British Fil...

Can a Movie Help a Nation Confront Its Hidden Past?

Matt Easton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Matt Easton

It's shocking, but that very overreach may be the most effective way to tear down decades of myth-making. You can't defeat propaganda with more propaganda, or even always with the truth, but you can use it against itself.

The Act of Killing

Francis Levy | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

In The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer has assembled a group of thugs who were instrumental in the murder of over one million suspected Communists...

Staging Violence in Film: Only God Forgives an Act of Killing

Brian Formo | Posted 09.21.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Formo

In film, what can be more vile and inhuman than re-enacting a government coup that killed more than one million people in less than a year?

Video: Extended Interview with "The Act of Killing" Director Joshua Oppenheimer

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.18.2013 | Media
Democracy Now!

Joshua Oppenheimer, the director of a groundbreaking new documentary "The Act of Killing," appears on Democracy Now! for a 45-minute interview. The fi...

The Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: From Torture and Killing to Book-Toting Camels

Karin Badt | Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts
Karin Badt

"I need a little respect and dignity in my life!" screams out a Finnish punk rocker with cerebral palsy. This line could be the refrain of many of the films that screened at the recent Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival in Greece, now in its 15th year.

The Weird (and Potentially Wonderful) at the Toronto Film Festival

Mark Juddery | Posted 11.03.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

The Toronto International Film Festival, the world's second largest film festival, starts this week. This is a festival with a long history of introducing films that go on to be major critical and box-office hits.