Werner Herzog: The Force Awakens

“There is a rocky island, far out in the sea. And a second, smaller island. They lie on the far edge of the inhabited world.” If these words, spoken by the great actor Josef Bierbichler at the end of Werner Herzog’s 1976 drama Herz aus Glas (Heart of Glass), bring to mind the final shots of a certain, […]

November’s movies reviewed

“Melancholia” (Lars von Trier, 2011) My first reaction was somewhere along the lines of “Huh? Wha- Hm?” but the the more I thought about it the more impressed I became. Stunning. (A) “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” (Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, 2011) Loved it. Ficarra and Requa’s follow-up to “I Love You Phillip Morris” is just as […]