Joker: An Unflattering Mirror

Film review by Hanh T. L. Nguyen. Abstract: This article discusses the film Joker, directed by Todd Phillips, which had its first public screening on October 4, 2019. This paper attempts to refute a claim by some members of the media that the film is too dark and could incite […]

The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence: A Documentary Review

Documentary review by Lungani Hlongwa. Abstract: These two documentaries are about the mass murder of Chinese Indonesians in the period 1965–1966. The Act of Killing, directed by Joshua Oppenheimer and co-directed by Christine Cynn and another anonymous co-director, was released in 2012 and follows a man named Anwar Congo, who was […]