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'The Act of Killing' and How Not to Get Conned by a Charming Madman
15 Jan 2014 // 9:14 PM
Using Joshua Oppenheimer’s belief in the healing power of performance, mass murderer Anwar Congo creates a masterpiece of guilt and repentance that his director buys hook, line and sinker.
The Evil That Men Do Lives After Them
22 Jan 2014 // 10:20 PM
Caesar Must Die and The Act of Killing are experiments that mix fiction and reality in distinct ways in order to investigate the relationship between freedom and violence.
Acting and Reenacting in 'The Act of Killing'
21 Aug 2013 // 2:30 AM
The killers cite their fictional inspirations and recapture their personal memories, dressed in gangster or cowboy or pink dancing girl costumes, showing how they used a garrote or a blade to do their work.
Death and Defiance: 'The Act of Killing'
26 Aug 2013 // 3:00 AM
On the one hand, Congo and his pals are pure, unadulterated evil. Yet they all worked in a system which still embraces them to this day, to an ends where everyone agrees the means were justified.
'The Look of Silence', Which Revisits Suharto's Brutality, Is Sure to Shock
24 Jul 2015 // 6:45 AM
Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, Silence is a companion piece to his earlier, Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing.