Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Act of Killing

Small time hoods turned mass murderers, enlisted by the Suharto regime when the Indonesian government fell in 1965, reunite to reminisce and reenact their atrocities in the style of their favorite movies. The Act of Killing is a deeply disturbing, stomach churning, and bizarre, even comically absurd (and somewhat redundant) documentary as pardoned butchers smile into the camera, almost giddy at their parts of forgotten barbarities.
*** 1/2 out of ****