The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence documentaries review: when horror doesn’t destroy humanity

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The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence green light

Piercing insights into the minds of murderers, and then astonishing generosity from those left behind. Deeply despairing, then restores a bit of hope.
I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)


See also my #WhereAreTheWomen rating of The Look of Silence for its representation of girls and women.

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halavana
halavana
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 12:13am

reviews of this type are a major reason I decided to subscribe. Thank you.

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  halavana
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 11:33am

I’m glad you like the review — and that you subscribe! — but can I ask you to clarify: What do you mean by “reviews of this type”? Documentaries? More than one film in a review? Something else?

halavana
halavana
reply to  MaryAnn Johanson
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 5:03pm

reviews of this type: thoughtful, not condescending, reasonable, honest opinion. covers most of your reviews that I’ve read. I might not agree with everything you write, but your reviews give a clear impression of what to expect.

halavana
halavana
reply to  halavana
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 5:35pm

plus, I’m biast. ;)

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  halavana
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 10:50pm

Yes, I think you might be. :-)