into the inferno trailer

There are days where Werner Herzog threatens to become a meme, a joke thrown around by people who find his unique presence and offbeat/nihilistic worldview intoxicating and amusing. And then the man turns around and releases another movie and reminds you that he is one of the great artists of the past century or so, a monumental figure whose work makes every single imitation and joke look pale in comparison. Even when his movies aren’t especially good, they’re singular and the work of a true genius doing things in a way that are totally unique to him.

Into the Inferno is the latest documentary from Herzog and it finds him once again taking on one of his favorite subjects: the power of nature and the awe-inspiring grip it has on tenuous human civilization. More specifically, this is a movie where Mr. Herzog visits a whole bunch of volcanoes and the trailer sure looks impressive.

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I didn’t write a full review of Werner Herzog‘s Salt and Fire from Fantastic Fest 2016, but when I put together my silly end-of-festival awards, it walked away with two imaginary statuettes: “Most WTF Character” and “Most Quotable Movie.” That first award was well-earned because this is one odd movie, fluctuating between bonkers and boring on a scene-by-scene basis. That second award came about because I spent the rest of the fest encountering people who had also endured the movie and sharing lines of dialogue like a baffling inside joke that only we were privy to. I will never recommend Salt and Fire, but damn it, I will never discourage you from watching it.

And it’s only right that the trailer for the film is a total bait-and-switch that tries to sell the film as a traditional thriller when the last words you could ever use to describe this film are “traditional” and “thrilling.”

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Lo and Behold

Will artificial intelligence replace Werner Herzog and other filmmakers one day? Will will be able to compose tweets from our minds? And, more importantly, what will it take to send Werner Herzog to Mars? These are some of the many burning questions posed in the trailer for Herzog’s latest documentary Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World.

Below, watch the Lo and Behold trailer:

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Queen of the Desert trailer

It was presumed Werner Herzog‘s Queen of the Desert would open in theaters last fall, but we’re still waiting on a release date for the biopic. After an underwhelming festival response, the wait makes sense. Herzog’s epic, starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Pattinson, might not be the awards contender some predicted — but it’s still a Herzog film, so, awards worthy or not, it’s still on our radar.

Watch the Queen of the Desert trailer below.

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Lo and Behold Trailer

In just a couple days, /Film will be in the mountains of Park City, Utah prepared to cover the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. We’ve already rounded up a list of 30 films we can’t wait to see, but we’re likely to discover even more great indies once the buzz starts building after various premieres. In the meantime, we have another sneak peek at one of the anticipated documentaries screening at the festival.

Werner Herzog is back in the world of documentaries with a film called Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, and a new trailer has just arrived ahead of the film’s premiere this coming weekend. Watch the new Lo and Behold trailer after the jump! Read More »

Lo and Behold Trailer

We’re just a little over a couple weeks away from attending the 2016 Sundance Film Festival kicking off on January 21st, unveiling a slew of independent films that we’ll hopefully be talking about throughout the entire year. The entire line-up has already been revealed with some of the movies are getting teased before their debut in the mountains of Park City, Utah. And one of them is coming from a master filmmaker.

Werner Herzog will be heading to Sundance with his first non-fiction film in five years, a documentary called Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World. This time Herzog is taking a look at the internet and its effects on culture and how we connect to each other as people. I can’t imagine a more fascinating filmmaking to tackle this subject material than Herzog, and the first Lo and Behold trailer promises something extremely intriguing. Watch it below! Read More »

Werner Herzog Ant-Man

With the release of Ant-Man earlier this month, we’re officially done with releases from Marvel Studios for 2015. Despite the trouble behind the scenes before the film started shooting, with Peyton Reed replacing Edgar Wright as director, it actually turned out to be a pretty decent comic book flick.

But one fan thinks that movie could have been infinitely better if famed documentarian and Jack Reacher villain Werner Herzog was behind the camera instead. Patrick H. Willems, the man behind Wes Anderson’s Uncanny X-Men, has put together a trailer showing us what it might be like if Herzog directed Ant-Man, and things definitely get existential. Watch the Werner Herzog Ant-Man trailer after the jump! Read More »

Queen of the Desert

After several documentaries, Werner Herzog returns to narrative features this year with Queen of the Desert. Nicole Kidman stars as Gertrude Bell, an English explorer sometimes described as the “female Lawrence of Arabia.” Along with the male Lawrence of Arabia (played here by Robert Pattinson), she helped shape the Middle East region as we know it today.

Now a new Queen of the Desert trailer has been released, and you can watch it after the jump. Damian Lewis and James Franco also star.

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Queen of the Desert Trailer

Since the last foray into historical drama by Nicole Kidman resulted in the continuously delayed and forgotten Grace of Monaco, maybe teaming up with the eccentric Werner Herzog for his narrative Queen of the Desert might yield better results.

The first trailer for the Berlin Film Festival selection has just arrived, showcasing the story of cartographer Gertrude Bell, an explorer who negotiated with Arab nations and helped establish the countries of Iraq and Jordan. The film follows around ten years of Bell’s life, focusing mostly on how her career was impacted by various romances over the years with suitors played by Robert Pattinson, James Franco and Damian Lewis. Watch the Queen of the Desert trailer after the jump! Read More »

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Werner Herzog wants to teach you about penguins. We had no idea that the filmmaker with one of the world’s best voices had lent his talents to the DreamWorks Animation spin-off The Penguins of Madagascar. And yet here he is, as the voice of a documentarian leading a crew shooting footage of penguins in their natural habitat. Herzog’s presence in a kids film turns out to be just as great as you’d hope. As March of the Penguins parodies go, the only way this could be any better is if Morgan Freeman’s omniscient narrator showed up to get into a fist-fight with Herzog’s documentarian. Check out the Werner Herzog Penguins of Madagascar appearance in the extended clip below. Read More »