‘The Look of Silence’ is that rare thing: a crucial sequel (Our grade: A)


As Paul Thomas Anderson says in “Magnolia,” “We might be through with the past, but the past ain’t through with us.”

This is true, profoundly so, in “The Look of Silence,” the sequel to Joshua Oppenheimer’s groundbreaking 2013 film “The Act of Killing,” in which Oppenheimer interviewed men who participated in the 1965 Indonesian coup that led to the slaughter of roughly a million Communists, intellectuals and ordinary citizens. Austin-based Drafthouse Films is the distributor for both.

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