Heart Of Glass – Werner Herzog (1976)

There’s a mist descending on a small Bavarian village as chaos threatens to impede progress when a traditional secret is lost with the death of its proprietor.  This description could be a muddy folk horror born from the soil of Britannia but, against all odds, it is a strangely distant film by German visionary, Werner Herzog.  The director seems just as comfortable with mythic tradition, … Continue reading Heart Of Glass – Werner Herzog (1976)

Aguirre, The Wrath of God – Werner Herzog (1972)

Werner Herzog is a dangerous director.  Not content with simply make believe, he appears to enjoy a masochistic relationship with actually putting himself through his own film’s narratives and challenges.  Perhaps he feels that it yields the best results but it’s obvious when watching any of his films that more blood, sweat and tears have gone into making them than pretty much any other filmmaker … Continue reading Aguirre, The Wrath of God – Werner Herzog (1972)