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The Act of Killing
In this disturbing documentary, former Indonesian death-squad leaders boastfully reenact their real-life mass killings with touches inspired by their favorite movies.
"...Directed by: Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn and Anonymous...."

Aug. 9, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Look of Silence
Getting personal with Indonesia's bloody past in follow-up to The Act of Killing
"...Directed by: Joshua Oppenheimer...."

Aug. 14, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Making a 'Killing'
Joshua Oppenheimer on the half-decade he spent filming for 'The Act of Killing'
"...those same actions make him a hero. For documentarian Joshua Oppen­heimer, Congo gives an insight into the terrible, almost..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest 2014: The Look of Silence
The devastating doc The Act of Killing has a follow-up act
"...“The past is past” is a refrain shared throughout Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence by both those proudly..."

Sept. 22, 2014 Screens Post by William Goss

Confrontational Cinema
Companion doc to The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence revisits Indonesian atrocities
"...reflections of each other. The dreaming man is from Joshua Oppenheimer's revolutionary 2013 documentary The Act of Killing. He..."

Aug. 14, 2015 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Reviews: 'The Act of Killing'
Death squad leaders are lured into their victims' shoes in this unsettling documentary
"...The Act of KillingFestival Favorites D: Joshua Oppenheimer..."

March 15, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Announces 2015 Lineup
Circling the Thunderdome
"...always imagined. Cast: Taissa Farmiga, Ben Rosenfield, Lindsay Burdge, Joshua Leonard, Jennifer Lafleur, Peter Vack, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Molly McMichael,..."

Feb. 3, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Almost Holy
Doc chronicles one pastor's mission to keep Ukrainian kids off the street
"...social-justice and accountability films like 2011’s The Interrupters and Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing and its sequel The..."

June 3, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Stories Telling Stories
Dykes to Watch Out For creator Alison Bechdel tests her own meme and comes out for SXSW
"...producer/host Maria Hinojosa (Latino USA) and filmmaker/fellow MacArthur Fellow Joshua Oppenheimer (The Act of Killing) on the Interactive/Film panel..."

March 6, 2015 Arts Feature by Kate X Messer

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
Brandon Routh stars as this film's titular paranormal investigator.
"...comic-book plotting here (by screenwriters Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer), which comes off as an ad hoc blending..."

May 6, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Sound of Thunder
Abandoning any pretense of respect for the Ray Bradbury source material, this film manhandles the author’s delicacies into a lumbering and bewildered mess of grade-Z sci-fi clichés.
"...the source material, Hyams and co-screenwriters Thomas Dean Donnely, Joshua Oppenheimer, and Gregory Poirier manhandle Bradbury’s delicacies into a..."

Sept. 9, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

DVD Watch: 'The Act of Killing'
Drafthouse Films releases Joshua Oppenheimer's complicated doc
"...and Adi Zulkadry's reenactments of the mass executions. Documentarian Joshua Oppenheimer said: "The method was not an elaborate lure..."

Jan. 7, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Strange Days Await Ian Moore
Singer/guitarist premieres new single
"...man of conscious with my gun,” drew inspiration from Joshua Oppenheimer’s 2012 documentary The Act of Killing, recounting the..."

Feb. 20, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Readily Apparent Media on Their Basketball Doc
Local production house goes for the fast break
"...Borderline Films (Martha Marcy May Marlene) with aspirations toward Joshua Oppenheimer's Final Cut for Real (The Act of Killing)...."

April 14, 2017 Screens Feature by Sean L. Malin

Mad Max: Fury Road Tops Austin Film Critics Association Awards
Full list of winners, plus who made the best Austin film?
"...Best Documentary: The Look of Silence D: Joshua Oppenheimer..."

Dec. 29, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Cargill Gets Strange
Local author revealed to be Marvel's hidden scripter
"...printed alongside fellow credited scripters Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (who worked together on Saharah, A Sound of..."

Dec. 16, 2015 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Announces Audience Awards
SXSW Film announces Audience Awards and additional screenings
"...FAVORITES Audience Award Winner: The Look of Silence Director: Joshua Oppenheimer SXSW Film Design Awards EXCELLENCE IN POSTER DESIGN..."

March 21, 2015 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Film Review: The Look of Silence
Oppenheimer returns to the scene of The Act of Killing
"...This is the companion film to Joshua Oppenheimer’s Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing, which focused, unconventionally,..."

March 17, 2015 SXSW Post by Anne S. Lewis

Oscar's Texas Ties
Academy Award nominations dropped this morning
"...the Documentary Feature category. Read our interview with director Joshua Oppenheimer here...."

Jan. 16, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

The Austin Film Critics Have Spoken
AFCA announces its favorites of 2013 … ish
"...Color (Abdellatif Kechiche) Best Documentary: The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer) Best Animated Film: Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee)..."

Dec. 17, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

SXSW Film Unveils March Lineup
So much ado!
"...The Act of Killing (Denmark) Director: Joshua Oppenheimer In a country where killers are celebrated as..."

Jan. 31, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

SXSW Film Conference and Festival '98 Further Reflections
"...passion. The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase by Joshua Oppenheimer fails to break any new ground, covering territory..."

March 27, 1998 Screens Feature

Top of the Line
The nominees for the 2011 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Joshua Denning, Rent..."

May 27, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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