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Two Favorites from Werner Herzog

Two of my favorite films, both work of Werner Herzog, that remind me of true story telling and human struggle through eccentric characters.

Fitzcarraldo, a film in which the crew actually hauled a ship up a mountain and back down the other side.  57 more words

Film Criticism

Backcountry will scare you out of the woods


By Steve Newton

If you’re thinking about going camping anywhere bears might be, Backcountry is definitely not for you. 313 more words

Scary Movies

Bad Lieutenant (2009/1992): 2 Films, 1 Thin Blue Line

A snake swimming through post-Katrina floodwater opens Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant. Abel Ferrara, director of the original Bad Lieutenant (1992), led his cop (played by Harvey Keitel) through a spiritual crisis on the streets of New York. 692 more words


Another Arty Acquaintance

The other night I came across another GS on the dating site. He’s actually not as cool as GS, but he’s into art, likes to write and plays guitar in a band. 98 more words


Setting in Dope Vs. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

“Dope” and “Me and Earl and The Dying Girl” (hereafter referred to as Earl) share lot in common. Both are centered around High School Seniors in the midst of applying to college (their college essays are used as a voice over device in both films), who don’t have a date to the prom, and feel like outsiders at their schools. 538 more words


Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life (2011)


Werner Herzog’s film about capital punishment and the effect it has on the people around it and affected by it is one of his best documentaries to date. 110 more words

Film Reviews

Telluride 41: World Economics 3, "99 Homes" from Ramin Bahrani

Ramin Bahrani attracted acclaim with small-scaled films about people on the margins of society like “Man Push Cart” (2006, an immigrant food cart vendor) and “Chop Shop” (2008, auto-body repair shop). 549 more words