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Two Films About Journeys: Kumiko and Jauja

Recently I saw two films, each with a Herzogian story about a person who undertakes an ill-advised journey.

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter directed and co-written by David Zellner, is, I’m told, based on a Japanese urban legend. 393 more words

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Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972): Misadventure time

In the wonderful Adventure Time episode “The Other Tarts,” our heroes Jake (the dog) and Finn (the human) are tasked with toting royal tarts to a distant land for a mystical ceremony. 1,342 more words

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My Heroes

Sometimes I wish I had a wise old uncle to talk things over with.  I won’t go too deep into why I think about this except to say that living alone and working with kids all day might have something to do with it.   151 more words

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009)

First published by EyeforFilm

Abel Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant (1992) represented some kind of high (or is that low?) point in the annals of scuzzy cinema. Following a corrupt Catholic New York cop as he tried to juggle his addiction to hard drugs and high-stakes gambling with an investigation into the rape of a nun, … 1,012 more words

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

First published by Film4

Synopsis: David Lynch is executive producer on this Werner Herzog film about a man, his sword, his mother, and the long arm of the Lord. 588 more words

Encounters at the End of the World

Werner Herzog directs and narrates Encounters at the End of the World, a documentary about Antarctica focusing on a specific little colony of scientists. 1,322 more words

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