Werner Herzog

The new trailer for "The Mandalorian" mixes high-tech imagery with the lone gunman bravado of an American Western.
Werner Herzog, legendary auteur, prolific documentarian, whose many films include Aguirre Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo, Rescue Dawn, Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Encounters at the End of the World, is also a cult internet celebrity.
That's just one idea presented in Werner Herzog's new doc about the internet.
There is one area though that most film schools have seemed to overlook, and that is beyond the mechanics, beyond the completion of the movie. What is the effect of cinema on its audience?
I interviewed iconic German filmmaker Werner Herzog in 2009 for his film Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Several memories: Herzog's dry, yet oddly melodious speaking voice; his somewhat acerbic sense of humor; his unique, grimly optimistic outlook on life.
The Mt. Rushmorification of social discourse is destroying any semblance of nuanced, sophisticated analysis. And I'm right there with it, doing what I can to continue the trend.
I interviewed character actor Steve Zahn, one of film's most visible faces over the past 20 years, in 2009. He was memorably funny, energetic and self-effacing, much like the characters he tends to play.
The quantum wave cresting for the past two years in Berlin collapsed in the EVENT that was the 65th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin.
When I began reading all the "anticipated films of 2015" lists, it became pretty clear pretty quick that my own version of that list would differ greatly from most of what I was seeing.
Not only have Netanyahu and his cohorts systematically been engaged in rancorous public narratives against the Palestinians, but they have taken action that could only attest to his unwavering commitment to expand the settlements and prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state.
Even with two hands on the wheel -- tough, when you're working with a touch screen -- it is not possible to have any of the above in use without being distracted from the essential goal of driving: getting from point A to point B without endangering yourself or others.
The Telluride Film Festival offers a great span of cinema, from premiering Oscar contenders to silent-era black-and-white gems to small budget independents that will never play widely but may earn an enduring cult audience.
"The Revisionaries" The former Chair of the Texas State Board of Education, Don McLeroy, once said of the kind of power he