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A History of Violence: THE LOOK OF SILENCE Film Review

By at July 31, 2015 | 12:07 am | 0 Comment

A History of Violence: THE LOOK OF SILENCE Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars In the bizarre Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing, filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer met with some of the most vicious and infamous killers of the 1960s Indonesian genocide. In his second feature about those atrocities, it’s not Oppenheimer conducting the questioning, but someone with far more at stake. The result is a quiet marvel of more...

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19 Movies to Watch: The 2015 Independent Film Festival Boston Preview

By at April 20, 2015 | 11:20 pm | 3 Comments

19 Movies to Watch: The 2015 Independent Film Festival Boston Preview

If you want quick proof that the Independent Film Festival Boston knows how to pick a perennially solid slate, just check your history. Over just the past few festivals, the IFFB has screened Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, The Imposter, The Queen of Versailles, The Spectacular Now, Submarine, and two of my personal indie favorites of the past decade, Littlerock and Bellflower. more...

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Horrors Revisited: THE ACT OF KILLING Film Review

By at August 1, 2013 | 4:00 pm | 3 Comments

Horrors Revisited: THE ACT OF KILLING Film Review

4 / 5 stars A colleague once told me that while watching Errol Morris’ The Fog of War, she realized the film's subject was using the course of his interview to determine whether he'd be going to hell. That subject was controversial former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, who eventually arrived at his afterlife location in 2009. In The Act of Killing, executive more...

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New Movie Poster: Errol Morris’ and Werner Herzog’s THE ACT OF KILLING

By at June 22, 2013 | 7:07 pm | 0 Comment

New Movie Poster: Errol Morris’ and Werner Herzog’s THE ACT OF KILLING

It's plain and simple: If Errol Morris puts his name on a documentary, I'm seeing it. Same for Werner Herzog (especially if he's narrating it, but that's another conversation). The upcoming The Act of Killing is executive-produced by both legendary true-life storytellers, so consider us super-interested. Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, The Act of Killing is being more...

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