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    Review: Harrowing 'Act of Killing' Is the Most Unsettling Movie About Mass Murder Since 'Shoah'

    In Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing," a pair of gangsters responsible for murdering an untold number of suspected communists in the years following the 1965 overthrow of the Indonesian government get the chance to recount their experiences. At first showing no visible remorse, the men boast ...

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    Locarno Film Festival Announces 2013 Lineup

    The Locarno Film Festival unveiled its lineup today, marking the first edition programmed under leadership of new artistic director Carlo Chatrian. The program includes a 20-film international competition, 18 of which are world premieres.

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    WATCH: Werner Herzog and Errol Morris Discuss Genocide Doc 'The Act of Killing' (VIDEO)

    Any film with the names Werner Herzog and Errol Morris attached as co-executive producers is enough for cinephiles to run to the theater en masse. But Joshua Oppenheimer's masterful genocide documentary "The Act of Killing" is an unmissable film on its own terms.

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    Watch: Werner Herzog and Errol Morris Talk About One of the Most Chilling Films Ever Made, 'The Act of Killing'

    When Joshua Oppenheimer brought his ambitious and incredibly chilling documentary "The Act of Killing" to Toronto and Telluride last year, he came to those fests with Errol Morris and Werner Herzog signed on as Executive Producers. That piqued a lot of interest, but what really got people talking w...

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    Les Blank Friends Bid Documentarian a Festive Farewell (November 27, 1935 -- April 7, 2013)

    Of course it's a cliche to say that the honoree at a memorial service would have enjoyed it -- but in Les Blank's case, it's impossible to avoid. The party was designed by Les' two sons, Harrod and Beau, and Team Blank, a host of friends and supporters, to encompass many of the pursuits that Les del...

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    Watch: Wim Wenders' 1982 Documentary 'Room 666' Talks with Godard, Herzog, Fassbinder, Spielberg, Antonioni and More

    Check out this strangely hypnotic stream-of-thought documentary essay, "Room 666," made by Wim Wenders at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival. The 44-minute film features thoughts on cinema from an impressive roster of filmmakers: Jean-Luc Godard, fellow New German Cinema directors Werner Herzog and Raine...

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    WATCH: Werner Herzog's Unsettling 'Don't Text While Driving' PSA

    Be sure to check out this "Don't Text While Driving" PSA directed by Werner Herzog. Only 30 seconds long, the video has Herzog's signature observant touch, and with unsettling succinctness shows the catastrophic results of a distracted driver sending a text message as short as "On my way."

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    Watch: Werner Herzog's Eye-Opening 'Don’t Text While Driving’ PSA

    The majority of AT&T commercials these days tend to feature a guy talking to a group of kindergarten kids, listening to them say the “darndest things.” But most recently, AT&T has been taking on a more serious issue in their ads, regarding texting and driving. The ads are meant to promote their “It ...

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    Werner Herzog to Receive Locarno Film Fest's Lifetime Achievement Award

    German director and voiceover enthusiast Werner Herzog will receive this year's Locarno International Film Festival's Pardo d'onore, the festival announced Wednesday.

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    James Franco Could Replace Jude Law In Werner Herzog’s ‘Queen Of The Desert’

    ​​Greenlight power is everything, and it often requires a top-shelf or name-brand cast to light the fuse. Werner Herzog seemingly nailed it with the power trio of Robert Pattinson, Naomi Watts and Jude Law for his would-be next narrative feature, "Queen of the Desert" -- the true story of Gertrude B...

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