Tag Archive: Werner Herzog

[WATCH] Werner Herzog & Errol Morris discuss Joshua Oppenheimer’s THE ACT OF KILLING

Werner Herzog and Errol Morris are arguably the most important figures in documentary filmmaking, so when they attach their names to something it carries a lot of weight. The longtime friends were so shocked and impressed by what they saw in Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing — one of my picks of the 2013 NZ …

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[WATCH] Trailer #1 for JACK REACHER starring Tom Cruise

The first trailer has arrived for Tom Cruise’s latest action vehicle Jack Reacher, adapted from the ninth novel (One Shot) in Lee Child’s successful series by Christopher McQuarrie – best known for writing the excellent The Usual Suspects and directing the disappointing Way of the Gun. Cruise stars as Reacher, an ex-military investigator who is tasked with tracking down …

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[Watch] Trailer for Werner Herzog’s death row doco INTO THE ABYSS

Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog (Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Grizzly Man) is back with another documentary following this year’s stunning Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life is an examination of a horrible crime which probes the human psyche to explore why people kill, and why the state …

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A Fistful of Nostalgia: WERNER HERZOG EATS HIS SHOE

After recently posting a discussion between filmmakers and friends Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, I was reminded of a bizarre event which took place in 1980 that forever linked the two in memory. Herzog was already an established feature film director, with classic films such as Aguirre, The Wrath of God and Fitzcarraldo under his belt. Morris was a …

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[Watch] Errol Morris & Werner Herzog discuss their films

Late last year, legendary filmmakers and old friends Errol Morris and Werner Herzog sat down at the Toronto International Film Festival for a discussion. They were there to present their new documentaries: Morris’ Tabloid and Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Both films were in my picks of the NZ International Film Festival this year.