Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer gazes long into the abysses of Asia

by Kaori Shoji

In a world bent on looking only at the future, filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer weaves his documentaries from memories and lives that are long gone. He astonished the film world in 2012 with his Oscar-nominated documentary “The Act of Killing,” whose central character, Anwar Congo, was a death-squad leader during Indonesia’s ...

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' didn't need a director

Jul 1, 2015

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' didn't need a director

by James Hadfield

How many superheroes does it take to make a movie? At this point, Marvel Studio’s cinematic empire is getting so overpopulated that you’d need a spreadsheet to keep track of who everyone is. There are over a dozen comic-book characters vying for attention in ...