Tag Archives: Werner Herzog

Mark Isaacs: Five Films, One Filmmaker

Second Run dropped a bombshell of a box set dedicated to the films of Marc Isaacs, a British documentary filmmaker known for creating closed-off, intimate films with a cast of many memorable and sometimes eccentric personalities. It doesn’t matter if his contributors are small time

Cinema Eclectica 91 – Smackhead School Reunion

All hail our new Lizard Overlord! On this week’s episode we have a rather eventful Trailerwatch and Question of the Week, and Off The Shelf includes “Two Women” starring Sophia Loren, Werner Herzog’s volcanic documentary “Into the Inferno”, and European depress-’em-up “Aloys”. This week’s Feature

In Defence Of – Invincible

Director: Werner Herzog Content: Film Studio: Werner Herzog Filmproduktion Synopsis: Zishe Breitbart moves to Berlin to seek his fortune as a strongman, and comes under the management of the hypnotist and fraudulent mystic Hanussen.  But this is 1932, and the Jewish Breitbart is increasingly disturbed

Cinema Eclectica 88 – Anti-Social Surrealism

This week Rob gets traded for an older production version (for purely technical reasons of course). We look at Andrzej Zulawski’s baffling final film “Cosmos”, notorious video nasty “The Burning” and F.W. Murnau’s “The Grand Duke’s Finances”. Our Feature Presentation doubled up and mutated a

Joshua Oppenheimer: Early Work

For most filmgoers, Joshua Oppenheimer emerged fully-formed out of nowhere with his landmark 2012 documentary The Act of Killing. A horrifyingly intimate portrait of elderly death squad leaders in Indonesia, it fused fearless journalism with surreal, fantastical black comedy – a mix which earned the

Dragon’s Return

All generalisations are false, up to and including this one. But it does feel as if, even before Czechoslovakia divided into two nations, there were already two parallel cinemas existing in it. You have the Czech films of Jan Švankmajer and Věra Chytilová; witty, urban,

Cinema Eclectica 13 – And BOOM Goes the Herzog

On this week’s episode there’s some verbal fisticuffs for trailer of the week, and we discuss Kevin Smith’s Tusk, Himizu, The Killers, Like Water for Chocolate and the irreplaceable Werner Herzog’s Invincible in Off the Shelf. For our film of the week, we opted for