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Werner Herzog

Filmmaker Recreates Herzog Masterpiece In 'Fitzcardboaraldo'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.14.2013 | Arts

Hard core cinephiles, this illustrious video project is for you. Called "Fitzcardboaraldo," the hilarious three-minute short recreates scenes from...

Leviathan: A Watery and Brutal un-Documentary

Tracey Harnish | Posted 07.19.2013 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

There should be a warning for this movie, because while it's labeled a documentary, with its chiaroscuro lighting, it could be called an impressionist kaleidoscope dream, culled from real-life footage.

Xan Cassavetes Makes an Un-vampire Movie

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Xan Cassavetes didn't set out to make a vampire film. In fact, though her newest film is called Kiss of the Damned, opening today (5/3/13), she's still not convinced she has.

Lisa Adams Talks Dirty Air in Bed (VIDEO)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Then I asked Lisa to get in bed and talk about Werner Herzog and her passion for film. She did, but my flash card died part of the way through. Oh well.

Robert Pattinson IS Lawrence Of Arabia?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment

Robert Pattinson is serious about becoming a serious actor. On the heels of working with David Cronenberg in "Cosmopolis," Variety reports that he's b...

Azucar

Tamsin Smith | Posted 09.29.2012 | Home
Tamsin Smith

I arrived in Havana this July full of memories and anticipation, but left with only a sweet, sweet taste on my tongue and a healthy hunger to return.

Beyond the White Cube, Paris Part II: Laurent Grasso's Strange and Wonderful World

Yasmine Mohseni | Posted 09.04.2012 | Arts
Yasmine Mohseni

As you wind your way through a labyrinth of dark hallways, works of art pop up into your peripheral vision, neon sculptures punctuate the space and haunting voices narrate enigmatic short films revealing strange stone monsters and anxious views from a stone fort. Welcome to Laurent Grasso's bizarre and wonderful universe.

Werner Herzog's Into the Abyss: Killer Documentary at Thessaloniki

Karin Badt | Posted 06.19.2012 | Home
Karin Badt

Into the Abyss -- in a grander scheme -- is about the tragedy of human existence: evil defined both as human sinfulness and just bad luck.

Capital Politics and Herzog's Into the Abyss

Jason Bailey | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Jason Bailey

We, as a civilized society, are either going to kill people in the state's name, or we're not. It's literally life or death. It's one or the other. You're either in or you're out.

Movie review: Seeking Justice

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.12.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Playing like some disjointed hybrid of Strangers on a Train and The Parallax View by way of Death Wish, Seeking Justice is never terrible - just never...

2012 Oscars: Are Docs Technically Getting the Shaft?

Farihah Zaman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

What grander achievement can there be in cinematography than taking something we know and have possibly even seen on film before -- like a historic cave or a simple piece of choreography -- and transforming it into something more real than ever before?

The Most Provocative Filmmaker in the World: A Conversation With Mads Brügger on The Ambassador

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 04.11.2012 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

He's punk'd both the North Korean communist government and in his new film, the Central African Republic and its corrupt diplomatic culture. Mads Brügger is one of Europe's funniest and most controversial filmmakers, although most Americans haven't heard of him -- yet.

Worth Your Time: Werner Herzog Talking About Chickens

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home

If ever KFC/Chick-Fil-A/McDonalds need a spokesman, they'd be SO LUCKY to get Werner Herzog. In the brilliantly self-contained video below from direct...

The Cinema of Liberty: The Top 10 Pro-Freedom Films of 2011

Govindini Murty | Posted 03.01.2012 | Home
Govindini Murty

It is greatly worthwhile to celebrate the notable movies of 2011 that took the risk of advocating for democratic freedom, the political principle that makes so much film artistry possible.

LEAKED: 2012 Whitney Biennial Artist List

Posted 12.22.2011 | Arts

Forget WikiLeaks, this week is all about Whitney Leaks. The Whitney Biennial, the large-scale New York exhibition known for setting trends and setting...

A Conversation With Werner Herzog, Part II: Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Avatar, & the Hostility of Nature

Govindini Murty | Posted 02.01.2012 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

2011-12-02-Screenshot20111202at9.13.57AM.jpg Werner Herzog has strong feelings about the proper relationship between humanity and nature.

Top Directors Left Off Oscar Documentary Short List

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — Acclaimed documentaries from Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, Morgan Spurlock and Steve James have missed out on a shot at the Academy Awa...

A Conversation With Werner Herzog, Part I: Into the Abyss

Govindini Murty | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home
Govindini Murty

2011-11-11-Screenshot20111111at9.49.49AM.pngFew directors are as willing to venture into the abyss as Werner Herzog.

How German Is It? Werner Herzog at DOC NYC

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Werner Herzog is all over DOC NYC. In this, its second year, his film Into the Abyss was screened opening night on Thursday.

WATCH: 'Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe'

Posted 12.10.2011 | Arts

Back in 1978, Herzog challenged a then-unknown Errol Morris to make his feature documentary, "Gates of Heaven," promising Morris that he would eat his...

25 Foreign Films Even Subtitle Haters Should See

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Reading subtitles is a lot like riding a bicycle. Practice not only makes perfect, soon enough it's second nature so you don't even notice you're doing it. This particularly holds true when you're watching something great.

Herzog's 'Into The Abyss' At Toronto

latimes.com | Posted 11.10.2011 | Arts

Since the premiere of his new documentary last weekend at the Telluride Film Festival, filmmaker Werner Herzog has been saying that "Into the Abyss" ...

Lucas Kavner

The Age Of 3D: Is It The End Or Just The Beginning?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.25.2011 | Home

At a Comic-Con panel last week for the upcoming big-budget sci-fi caper "Prometheus," director Ridley Scott made a bold statement. Scott, who has ...

PHOTOS: Recap Of Day 1 At San Diego Comic-Con

Posted 09.21.2011 | Los Angeles

San Diego Comic-Con officially began Thursday, after an exciting sneak-preview on Wednesday night. As has been the case in recent years, Hollywood...

Movie Review: Captain America: The First Avenger

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.19.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Not quite as much fun as Thor, not nearly as bad as Green Lantern, Captain America: The First Avenger feels less like an exciting comic-book-hero movie than required reading for a course called The Avengers, arriving in theaters next summer.