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The Act of Killing

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Act of Killing' Top Doc Debut of Year; Ryan Gosling and Kristen Wiig Soft With 'God' and 'Girl'

    A critically acclaimed but incredibly challenging documentary stole the thunder from A-list stars at the specialty box office this weekend, with Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing" finding the best opening per-theater-average of any documentary in 2013 thus far.

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    This Weekend: See Harrowing 'The Act of Killing,' 'Blackfish,' 'Only God Forgives,' Skip 'RED 2'

    This is a very strong weekend for indies. Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing" is an artful examination of genocide in Indonesia; Gabriela Cowperthwaite's "Blackfish" centers on the lethal consequences of SeaWorld's captivity of orca whales; and Andrew Bujalski's latest, "Computer Chess," is a ...

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    Review: Tragi-Comedy 'Act of Killing' Confronts the Killer Inside (TRAILER)

    With his documentary "The Act of Killing," Joshua Oppenheimer has reset the bar for tragi-comedy. As in, don’t even bother trying, Hollywood. Ever again. In fact, why don’t we just dispense with next year’s Oscar race right now and give both the best documentary and the best feature award to this ...

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

    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 ...

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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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    Trailer Watch: Chilling Documentary 'The Act of Killing' Reenacts Death Squad Leaders' Memories of Murder

    Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary "The Act of Killing" has been wowing critics since it started its festival run last fall, and will finally have its theatrical release via Drafthouse Films on July 19. The film, which boldly asks former death squad leaders to reenact their real-life mass murders in t...

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

    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.

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    'The Act of Killing,' HBO's 'Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer' Among Selections of New York's Human Rights Watch Film Festival's 2013 Program

    The 24th edition of The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will return to New York this summer from June 13-23 with a program of 20 films from across the globe calling for social change and fighting against injustice.

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    Montclair Film Festival Announces 2013 Program, Includes 'In a World' and 'Frances Ha'

    Montclair Film Festival Announces 2013 Program, Includes 'In a World' and 'Frances Ha'

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

    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 excell...

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