Werner Herzog Interview: On Being a 'Soldier of Cinema'
I didn’t eat the sole which was made of rubber, only the leather parts. Our digestive system can deal with that. Theoretically, you could also eat your belt. The problem was I cooked the shoes for too long, and the leather became hard. Luckily, I had a lot of beer with me there, and I managed to swallow it with that. I really can't tell you what it tasted like, because I was already too drunk by the time I ate it.
Review: 'I Am Breathing' Is A Genuinely Inspirational Documentary On One Man
What is most noteworthy about “I Am Breathing” is what it is not: horrendously depressing. Sure, it is incredibly sad, especially every scene with young Oscar. But “I Am Breathing” is not a documentary intended to induce sobbing. It is, instead, a film about dying that is stunningly alive, wildly optimistic, and always insightful and entertaining. You want to throw around that word, “inspirational”? Use it to describe Neil Platt, and “I Am Breathing.” [A-]
Venice Review: Errol Morris' Donald Rumsfeld Documentary ‘The Unknown Known’
It may just be that not enough time has passed—there’s a big difference between the forty years that went by before McNamara sat down for “The Fog Of War,” and the ten between the start of the Iraq war and “The Unknown Known.” And with Rumsfeld in his 80s, you can see why Morris was keen to get him on record when he had the opportunity. From a procedural perspective, the film is an insightful look into the life of a Secretary Of Defense, but as an exploration into how the war in Iraq was allowed to happen, it’s much, much less satisfying. [C]
Italian film ‘Sacro GRA’ wins Golden Lion at Venice
Gianfranco Rosi’s “Sacro GRA”, an Italian documentary about Rome’s urban highway, won the top Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday night.
Academy Selects Fifteen Documentary Oscar Finalists
My money's on The Act Of Killing.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has selected fifteen films that will enter the voting process for the the 86th Academy Awards. Five nominees will be selected and announced on January 16, 2014.
The 86th Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled for March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California.
Below is the complete list with the selected films:
1. The Act of Killing
2. The Armstrong Lie
4. The Crash Reel
5. Cutie and the Boxer
6. Dirty Wars
7. First Cousin Once Removed
8. God Loves Uganda
9. Life According To Sam
10. Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
11. The Square
12. Stories We Tell
13. Tim's Vermeer
14. 20 Feet from Stardom
15. Which Way Is The Front Line From Here? The Life And Time Of Tim Hetherington.