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Werner Herzog

Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises (which could very well be his final film before retirement) has been inching closer and closer to a domestic release after it's fly through Japan. Shortly after getting the first US trailer for...
The Act of Killing is one of my picks for best films of 2013. It's a disturbing and yet fascinating documentary in which Indonesian death squad members are asked to make their own narrative film that dramatizes their actions...
The Act of Killing was the most audacious documentary I saw at SXSW, as well as the most upsetting and politically charged. We'll have a full review of the film tomorrow when it gets a theatrical release thanks to Drafthouse ...
Two TV spots have shown up for Jack Reacher, which casts 5'7", dark-haired, green-eyed Tom Cruise as Lee Child's 6'5" Aryan superman. The one above gives a nice brief look at evil Werner Herzog, no doubt playing a cousin of ...


After looking at death row conditions and fighting Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher, Werner Herzog has lined up a new project: an adaptation of DBC Pierre's novel Vernon God Little, which won the Booker Prize in 2003. Here's a syno...
Here's the latest trailer for Jack Reacher. Like the previous trailer, the film tries to turn the 5'7", 160ish-pound, brown-haired, green-eyed Tom Cruise into the 6'5", 230-pound, blond-haired, blue-eyed title character. He ...
Werner Herzog is planning his next two documentary features, and the subject matter is, as you'd expect, distinctly varied. On the one side, Herzog would like to do an IMAX film about active volcanoes, a collaboration with Ca...
I'm such a sucker for these sorts of things. Below are a bunch of mock-posters for movies that could-have-been if this past weekend's blockbuster The Hunger Games had been directed by other famous Hollywood directors than the...
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Werner Herzog is no stranger to high concept fantasy comedies--Oh, wait. Make that he's a PERFECT stranger to high concept fantasy comedies. The critically acclaimed auteur of films like Rescue Dawn and the more recent Into t...
Cave of Forgotten Dreams was probably my second-favorite documentary of this year, and Werner Herzog looks to be pulling out another massive winner with Into the Abyss, a look at death row inmates, their families, the famili...
In the upcoming film One Shot, based off of the Lee Child book series featuring Jack Reacher, director Werner Herzog will be playing the villain of the piece, a man known only as The Zec, the head of a mysterious conspiracy t...
I absolutely adored Cave of Forgotten Dreams. I think it's one of Herzog's best documentaries. On last night's Colbert Report, Werner Herzog spoke about his filmmaking process. More specifically, he talked about his pre...
Documentaries can be surprisingly easy to pull off. Basically any filmmaker with half a brain can decide to make a movie about XYZ subject and, with significant effort, tell a story about XYZ subject. Only the truly awful doc...
Werner Herzog is one of my favorite directors today, and his documentaries are a large reason why. Encounters at the End of the World, his look at the people living and working in Antarctica, is nothing short of beautiful. ...