Here is the future of Star Wars, one not mired in the narrow threads of the movies’ mythology, but a story that acknowledges that there is a whole big complicated wonderful galaxy to explore.
A marvelously strange and perplexing meta meditation on human connection and ritual, on fact and fiction, on emotional truth. An existential cinematic rabbit hole as only Werner Herzog can deliver.
This may be Werner Herzog’s most conventional film, but its mostly untold true story knows what it means for a woman to choose a life of adventure and intellect.
He always knows the right thing to say.
Skips away every time it seems like it’s about to delve deeply into something odd and fascinating. Feels like teases from a slew of other Herzog films.
Believes six impossible things — like implausible character motivations, or big emotions — because they’re in the script, without bothering to earn them.
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Gloriously bonkers. Like, Looney Tunes levels of cartoon madness. You will laugh your homo sapiens head off.
I look forward to enjoying Contemplating the Void in my local arthouse and on demand in 2016.
A new film from Werner Herzog! Always a reason to celebrate. Except… this isn’t quite new. And it’s not quite from Herzog…