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Friday, September 13, 2013

Death Squads and Groovin' Gary! It's This Week's Mercury Film Section!

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 1:44 PM

THE ACT OF KILLING Bring the kids!
  • THE ACT OF KILLING Bring the kids!

THE ACT OF KILLING Based on Alison's enthusiastic review, the involvement of Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, and this documentary's absolutely batshit crazy/terrifying premise, I'll be seeing this in the next few days. I am a little bit scared.

TRENT HARRIS RETROSPECTIVE One doesn't get many chances to see the one-of-a-kind work of Trent Harris in a theater; from Rubin and Ed to The Beaver Trilogy, the Clinton's got you covered this weekend. Andrew tells you why you should go.

AND WHILE WE WERE HERE Marjorie performs a valuable public service by informing you that this movie is BORING. So boring, in fact, that she used the word "boring" in the headline. TWICE.

THE FAMILY This thing wasn't screened in time for our press deadlines, because it can be described with three of the most terrifying words in the English language: "De Niro comedy." Ned took the bullet for us, seeing what Luc Besson's been up to when his isn't plotting another Fifth Element. (Still waiting for that Professional sequel, Besson.)

There's more, as ever, in Film Shorts—including a review of Antonioni's L'Avventura, a reminder that both Get Shorty and Escape from New York are screening at a few beer theaters, and a warning about a very troubling Russell Crowe documentary—and here are your Movie Times.

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