Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
     

Jacob Zembower's Movie Reviews (114)

view profile + 
 
3.5/4
3/4
3.5/4
3/4
4/4
3/4
3.5/4
3/4
2/4
2.5/4
3.5/4
3.5/4
3.5/4
4/4
3.5/4
2.5/4
3/4
3.5/4
3.5/4
4/4
3/4
3.5/4
1.5/4
3.5/4
2.5/4

Next 25
 

The Act of Killing 
There's no act here...
3.5/4 stars

Joshua Oppenheimer's new documentary, with executive producers by Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, is like nothing you have ever seen before, and nothing you would ever want to see again. This is next-level film making, documentary or otherwise, that left my jaw agape and my mind reeling. The focus of Anwar Congo, a grandfather and film maker, who also happens to be a mass murder back in the 60s, having killed 1000 people. He's a fascinating character to watch, and also quite sickening. With his potentially pedophile/drag queen friend at his side in Herman Koto, as well as Adi Amin, amongst other mass murderers who would kill "communists". Oppenheimer asks these atrocious human beings to reenact sequences of their killings in any style of film making they want. Some feature film noir, others musicals, and others just nothing but brutal mass murdering. While also recreating interrogation. Anwar, with a smile on his face, shows us how he'd execute hundreds of people (men, women, and children) by using piano wire. The Act of Killing is a horrific, sickening, infuriating, and deeply disturbing view into the Indonesian thug life, and the organizations that keep it going today (and yes the US government is involved as well). Will these men ever find justice? No. I felt ashamed to be apart of the human race after watching this. A little editing on Oppenheimer's part would have gone a long way. But this is essential viewing for any fan of documentaries. It's important, even if you can't quite fathom what you are watching. Gruesome and hard to take, to say the least. This is masterful and unforgettable, even if you may want to forget it. The ending is especially haunting, as Anwar begins to realize maybe what he has done is wrong and becomes violently,demonically, physically ill. It's quite a sight to behold, but then again so is the entire experience. Don't miss it. (Not Rated- but contains strong disturbing content and images, graphic descriptions of rape, murder and torture, and for language throughout)


Recent Comments

Comment On Review

 
 
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Movies of 2017 by Stoney McStonerson
2009 Movies by Mr Cinema
movies of 2017 by skater4159
Movies I Want To See by Laura
Top Movie List by Jesse
Top Films of 1969 by Neobowler
Top Movie List by Seth
Movies I Want To See by dadams

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy

   
Are you sure you want
to delete this review?