Cole Smithey’s Movie Week: The Look of Silence [review]

the look of silence review
Written by Cole Smithey

Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Look of Silence” is a follow up documentary to his first film on the 1965 and 1966 mass killings in Indonesia. Cole Smithey says it is absolutely outstanding. Here’s why.

aNewDomain — Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Look of Silence” documentary makes for a deeply personal, edifying and harrowing audience experience at the intersection of mass killing and politics. The follow up to his documentary on the 1965 and 1966 Indonesian mass killings focuses on a family that lived through the nightmare. I give this outstanding documentary an A+.

This week my Sleeper Pick is “The Stanford Prison Experiment.

“Train Wreck” is my Guilty Pleasure Pick. My must-have DVDs this week are “Stray Cat Rock,” “Here Is Your Life” and “Tangerines.”

Enjoy your movie week. For aNewDomain and BMod, I’m Cole Smithey.