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'Ebert on Herzog': A Love Story

Nowhere else in the merging of modern cinema and film criticism can you find such a strangely symbiotic relationship.

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'Cave of Forgotten Dreams': Is an Uneven, but Intriguing Tale

Werner Herzog finds a way to speculate on spiritual matters and remain genuine while making theoretical leaps.

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Toronto International Film Festival 2011: 'Into the Abyss'

In his documentaries especially, Herzog throws the supposed regulations out completely, ditching any pretense toward objectivity or “documentation” for a decidedly first-person perspective

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The 100 Essential Directors Part 4: Samuel Fuller - John Huston

On our fourth day, this journey through the 100 Essential Film Directors continues to twist and turn in unexpected ways. From bold, opinionated Hollywood voices to those who essentially created the language of cinema, today will shed light on kings of genre like Samuel Fuller, through lions like the legendary John Huston.

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Part 4: All About My Mother to Sleepy Hollow (October - November 1999)

Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.

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Encounters at the End of the World

The most noble pursuits, Encounters at the End of the World suggests, are reverent communions and painstaking observations of wild life.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.

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The Grand

Werner Herzog plays The German. In another movie, this might be all you need to know.

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Rescue Dawn

Werner Herzog has made a career out of profiling men with impossible dreams who end up fighting against nature and society to make them a reality.

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Rescue Dawn (2007)

Dieter's dedication grants him passion and strength, but the film never lets you forget the paradox he lives, his illicit status and the fact that "America" cannot rescue him.

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Part 4: Challenging Convention

As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.

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Songs for the Dancing Chicken by Emily Schultz

The distance between one's self and the person snuggly sleeping next to us is often cruel and crushing.

N. A. Hayes
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Grizzly Man (2005)

In the bears, the film proposes, Treadwell found companionship and refuge, a way to escape or maybe remake himself.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Burden of Dreams: Criterion Collection (1982)

Complex, ambitious, inspired, Herzog here talks his way through the making of his movie with a remarkable self-consciousness.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

There's something about the loch, its deep dark water mystery and nightmarish symbolism, keeps us engaged.

Bill Gibron
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