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Adi questions Commander Amir Siahaan, one of the death squad leaders responsible for his brother’s death during the Indonesian genocide, in Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary The Look of Silence. Courtesy of Drafthouse Films and Participant Media

Oppenheimer has put together yet another vital piece of documentary film that ranks highly among the canon of big-screen nonfiction. It is not for the faint of heart but demands of the viewer’s mind and emotions in the best of ways.


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This photo provided by courtesy Twentieth Century Fox shows, The Thing, from left, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Miles Teller as Dr. Reed Richards, and Kate Mara as Sue Storm, in a scene from the film, "Fantastic Four," releasing in U.S. theaters on Aug. 7, 2015. (Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

It all begins promisingly, with a setup that introduces Reed Richards and Ben Grimm as fifth-graders on Long Island. Reed is a bespectacled science nerd; he tells his class his life goal is “to be the first person in human history to teleport myself.” The unimpressed teacher directs Reed to come back with a more realistic goal.


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In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Tom Cruise, left, and Rebecca Ferguson appears in a scene from "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation."  (David James/Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions via AP)

LOS ANGELES | The stakes may be high for Ethan Hunt and his team in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” but it was hardly impossible for the Tom Cruise pic to conquer the box office. The fifth installment in the nearly 20-year-old film series has earned $56 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Opening weekend audiences […]


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From left, Penelope Wilton, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael and Joanne Froggatt attend the 'Downton Abbey' cast photo call during the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | Here’s a roundup of news Saturday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs: ‘DOWNTON ABBEY,’ THE MOVIE? With “Downton Abbey” coming to an end, its executive producer is offering hope that a follow-up movie is at least a possibility. […]


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This undated photo provided by FOX shows, contestants Victor and Susie, in the all-new "No Place Like Holmes" episode of "Home Free," airing Wednesday, July 29, 2015, (9:00- 10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on FOX. (Carin Baer/FOX via AP)

Holmes has a new show on Fox called “Home Free” (airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EDT.) It’s a competition show on which nine couples are challenged each week to restore a run-down home in Atlanta. They must live on the job site and follow Holmes’ no-nonsense instruction. Couples whose work isn’t up to code are gradually eliminated, with the surprise twist that they are then awarded the home.


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This Monday, July 27, 2015 photo, shows Fadi Daeem, from left, Khader Abu Seif and Naeem Jiryes, protagonists of the documentary movie "Oriented" during an interview with The Associated Press in Jaffa, mixed Jewish-Arab part of Tel Aviv, Israel. The movie follows the lives of the three gay Palestinian friends in Tel Aviv, confronting their national and sexual identity. (AP Photo/Eyal Warshavsky)

“At the airport while my Jewish partners … are already at the duty free, I’m still being checked,” said Abu Seif, referring to the extra level of scrutiny Arab Israelis often face. “So I’m for sure not an Israeli gay man. I’m gay something. So I’m gay Palestinian.”


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