Book Review: A Guide For The Perplexed

Werner Herzog A Guide for the Perplexed

Paul Cronin’s conversations with the Bavarian auteur Werner Herzog are the most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on his oeuvre yet published, and an essential purchase for fans and newcomers alike. Michael Ewins reviews A Guide For The Perplexed.  First published in 2002 as Herzog on Herzog, Paul Cronin’s A Guide For The Perplexed expands upon … Continue reading

Review: Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes/Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Herzog’s semi-biographical account of the conquistador’s doomed search for El Dorado is a cult masterpiece and a true spectacle, not just of 70′s New German Cinema but, of cinema in its entirety, says Ryan Kent. Aguirre is a film that is deceptively complex. Exuding a simplistic tone of rough-and-ready natural aesthetics, at times it feels … Continue reading