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Watch: Werner Herzog & Errol Morris Discuss Must-See Doc 'The Act Of Killing'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • July 22, 2013 11:39 AM
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Over the weekend, this writer took in a screening of the new must-see doc "The Act Of Killing" which just opened at the Landmark Sunshine in NYC. The film has been picking up rave reviews at Berlin, SXSW and NDNF from nearly every outlet (currently 98% on Rotten Tomatoes and 89/100 on Metacritic) with our own Jessica Kiang awarding the film a rare "A+" and calling it "a towering achievement in filmmaking, documentary or otherwise." The doc focuses on the leaders of paramilitary organization that overthrew the Indonesian government in 1965 and murdered over one million people that were accused of being Communists. These men, who are now grandparents, are asked to re-enact these murders for a film in which they will portray both the victims and murderers.

Review: 'The Act Of Killing' Is A Constantly Astounding, Terrifying Masterpiece

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • July 17, 2013 7:59 PM
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Holy fucking shit. That was my reaction coming out of a screening of Joshua Oppenheimer’s shattering documentary “The Act of Killing,” at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year , that we're reprinting now as it heads to theatres. And is really all you need to know: “The Act of Killing” is truly one of the most intensely unsettling, frightening, riveting films I've seen, maybe ever.

Watch: Trailer For Powerful Documentary 'The Act Of Killing'

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • May 24, 2013 3:05 PM
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Hailed as an incredible piece of documentary work, Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing” -- after hitting festivals in the past year including Telluride, Toronto, Berlin, Sydney and more -- is on its way to theatres and a brand new trailer has arrived.

Contest: Tickets To Screenings At The Film Society Of Lincoln Center & MoMA's 42nd Annual New Directors/New Films Festival

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 20, 2013 12:58 PM
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Hey New Yorkers, how about a nice contest for your Wednesday? We're pretty excited about this one: The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 42nd annual ND/NF (New Directors/New Films) Festival kicks off today, March 20th, and we're giving away pairs of tickets to four excellent films. Dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging filmmaking talent, the festival will screen 25 features (19 narrative, 6 documentary) and 17 short films representing 24 countries -- all having their New York City premieres.

Berlin Review: Joshua Oppenheimer’s 'The Act Of Killing' Is A Constantly Astounding, Terrifying Masterpiece

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 8, 2013 12:44 PM
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Holy fucking shit. All apologies for incoherence in the following review but having just emerged from Joshua Oppenheimer’s shattering documentary “The Act of Killing,” which screened here in Berlin this morning, I am still shaking. I may not be in the best state to write about it, in fact, but there’s no way I can think about anything else, so I’m going to try. “The Act of Killing” is truly one of the most intensely unsettling, frightening, riveting films I've seen, maybe ever.

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