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    '12 Years A Slave' Leads Gotham Award Nominees; 'Inside Llewyn Davis, 'Upstream Color' & More Earn Nods

    ... and here we go. Even though we're not even in November, and with two more months of movies and awards season contenders to come, the Gotham Independent Film Awards have announced their nominees for 2013. While this may be "the first major awards ceremony of the film season," the real accomplishm...

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    Cinedigm and Drafthouse Films Partner to Release 'The Act of Killing,' 'The Congress' and More on VOD in 2014

    Digital distributor Cinedigm has partnered with Drafthouse Films to release a slate of critically acclaimed independent films across all home entertainment and VOD platforms beginning in 2014.

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    The 10 Best Movies Of Summer 2013

    Summer 2013 is over, and so ends another season of loud, dumb, propulsive blockbusters and noisemakers. Lost within the rubble of explosions, posing, next-day blockbuster think pieces and box office discussions, there was also no shortage of options for audiences who didn’t want to turn their brains...

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    'The Act of Killing' Will Be Made Available For All Of Indonesia

    Joshua Oppenheimer's harrowing documentary "The Act of Killing" which sheds a troubling light on the Indonesian genocide of 1965-66, where an estimated 1 million people lost their lives, will be made available for all of Indonesia to watch, Drafthouse Films announced today.

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    Denmark Narrows Foreign Language Oscar Submission Race To 3

    Denmark has narrowed down its foreign language film Oscar submission race to three films: Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt," Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing" and Michael Noer's "Northwest."

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    Contest: Win 'Act Of Killing' Poster Signed By Executive Producer Werner Herzog & Director Joshua Oppenheimer

    A film that first astounded and terrified us when we saw it at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, and has shaken nearly every team member at The Playlist who's caught up with it since, Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary "The Act Of Killing" is one of the most unforgettable cinem...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Blue Jasmine' Exceeds 'Midnight in Paris' Debut in Top Specialized Opening of 2013, Best Ever in Summer

    Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" continues the auteur's recent rebound to levels similar to his heyday in the 1970s and 80s. His fifth consecutive release from Sony Pictures Classics scored his career-best best opening result (beating "Midnight in Paris") with a six-theater, three-day total of over $600...

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    Exclusive: New Artwork For Critically Acclaimed Documentary 'The Act Of Killing'

    There are no superheroes, R-rated laughs, big action set-pieces or 3D, but we can pretty much guarantee that no movie you see this summer will hit you as hard as "The Act Of Killing." The acclaimed documentary by Joshua Oppenheimer has been receiving almost universal rave reviews (including ours), w...

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

    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) wi...

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    Arthouse Audit: Docs 'Act of Killing' and 'Blackfish' Open Strong, 'Way Way Back' and 'Fruitvale Station' Soar

    Strong openings for documentaries "The Act of Killing" and "Blackfish," plus a rousing VOD day-and-date success for "Only God Forgives," yielded one of the better first weeks for multiple specialized films in some time. An exclusive run of "Computer Chess" also shows some early promise, while a much...

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