Tag: werner herzog

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Shout! Factory: June 2022 Titles Announced

JUNE 7, 2022BLU-RAY 5 Centimeters Per Second 2002 / 2007 | 63 min | Not Rated | English, JapaneseDirected by Makoto Shinkai Young love, missed connections, and unrequited feelings collide in a romance from Makoto Shinkai, the visionary director of Weathering With You and Your Name. Told in three vignettes, 5 Centimeters Per Second: A Chain Of Short Stories About Their Distance explores the … Read More Shout! Factory: June 2022 Titles Announced

New Trailer: The Mandalorian — Official Disney+ Trailer #1

THE MANDALORIAN NOVEMBER 12, 2019 CREATED BY: JON FAVREAU Official Synopsis: The travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic. Starring: Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, Taika Waititi, Bill Burr, Mark Boone Junior, and Ming-Na Wen Screenplay By: Jon Favreau Based … Read More New Trailer: The Mandalorian — Official Disney+ Trailer #1

2016 Oscars Challenge: [8] “The Look Of Silence” – Best Documentary Feature

THE LOOK OF SILENCE Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen In 2012, Joshua Oppenheimer brought us the wholly original documentary, “The Act Of Killing,” in which he interviewed, showed footage to, and even had reenactments from Indonesian death squad leaders. Throughout the course of that documentary, you felt the remorse coming from one of the main leaders and there was always a sense that … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [8] “The Look Of Silence” – Best Documentary Feature

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2014 Oscars Challenge: [29] The Act Of Killing – One Nomination

Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen A favorite right of the gate this year for Best Documentary Feature, “The Act Of Killing” landed as many critics’ picks for Best Documentary across the nation. Now, the only remaining favorite since “Blackfish” and “Stories We Tell”, the documentary category is so disheveled this year that at the moment, dark horse pick “20 Feet From Stardom” is … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [29] The Act Of Killing – One Nomination

Quick Review: Grizzly Man (2005)

GRIZZLY MAN BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJUNE 23, 2013 Built from Timothy Treadwell’s footage while living with grizzly bears in the wild, Werner Herzog delivers a postmortem character study of a man with a strange demeanor but a kind and gentle heart towards the animal kingdom, especially with the bears and foxes that surrounded him. Including interviews with those who knew him best and narration by … Read More Quick Review: Grizzly Man (2005)

Quick Review: Jack Reacher (2012)

JACK REACHER BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLDECEMBER 23, 2012 With a solid performance from Tom Cruise in a role that is all too close to his “Mission Impossible” persona, “Jack Reacher” (also produced by Cruise) pulls itself out of the disaster it could have been and remains a decent action thriller. With the film banking on several twists, there is often the cause for concern of … Read More Quick Review: Jack Reacher (2012)

Movie Review: Cave Of Forgotten Dreams (2011)

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLAPRIL 22, 2012 Werner Herzog is an effective documentarian. If he is excited about a particular subject matter, he implores the audience to become excited about that subject. In one of his latest documentaries, “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” he allows the audience to explore the Chauvet Cave in southern France with him. In this cave are paintings from … Read More Movie Review: Cave Of Forgotten Dreams (2011)

Oscars Watch: Werner Herzog’s Into The Abyss Snubbed by the Academy

Believe it or not, but after 49 years in the business and over 40 films credited as director (over 20 of those films being documentaries), German director Werner Herzog (known mainly for “Grizzly Man” and “Rescue Dawn”) has only been recognized by the Academy once (a nomination for Best Documentary for “Encounters at the End of the World” in 2008). Though I have not yet … Read More Oscars Watch: Werner Herzog’s Into The Abyss Snubbed by the Academy

Movie Review: Rescue Dawn (2007)

Rescue Dawn strikingly comes off like Francis Ford Coppola’s paragon, Apocalypse Now, delving the audience into a world they do not completely understand, nor that the characters understand, as they trod along relentless. Even the dark feel of the film sheers through its big budget bravado. Christian Bale proves why he is the big name that he has become today. Rescue Dawn is completely unlike any of Herzog’s recent films.

Movie Review: My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

MY SON, MY SON, WHAT HAVE YE DONE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 9, 2010 One thing can be said for sure: Werner Herzog is set in his ways. With the second cop-related drama this year, Herzog shows many of the same tendencies that appeared in “Bad Lieutenant-Port of Call New Orleans,” as well as in his previous films. The two main themes that appear are … Read More Movie Review: My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)