Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong was rushed to the hospital in Italy “due to illness” (rumor has it that it was “gastric” in nature) and had to cancel the band’s show Sunday.
Ashen bandmates Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt appeared on video and seemed to take the change in plans very hard, somberly apologizing to fans and saying they were “beyond devastated” that they had to bow out of the I-Festival in Bologna and that it “sucks.” Read More
"Please describe an encounter with a squirrel.” It’s an unusual request in any context, much less an interview with a death-house chaplain recalling encounters with the condemned. But Werner Herzog is no ordinary interrogator.
The director has an immediately identifiable style, a flat yet curiously expressive cadence, inflected by his Bavarian roots, that lends an almost musical quality to his eccentric narration. Read More
A premium mix of the sublime and the loopy is the cinema of Werner Herzog, and the filmmaker, explorer, philosopher and semi-celebrity goofball affirms that status with his latest documentary, “Cave of Forgotten Dreams.”
Exploring prehistoric art, the film takes viewers both into a phenomenally treasure-filled cavern and back in time to the possible “beginning of the modern human soul.” Both journeys, despite a sometimes-hampering 3-D ingredient, prove extraordinary. Read More
If Werner Herzog weren’t celebrated enough for his movies, including the 1982 epic “Fitzcarraldo” and the 2007 documentary “Encounters at the End of the World,” he would still be the star of his improbable personal history.
He has eaten his shoe on camera, saved Joaquin Phoenix from a car wreck and taken a bullet from a Los Angeles sniper during a televised interview — though, as the director quickly assured the stunned interviewer, it was “not a significant bullet.” Read More
Marred by a clichéd story but elevated by some terrific actor-director sync, “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” is an insanely entertaining crime drama. Credit filmmaker Werner Herzog and actor Nicolas Cage for keeping you captivated, even if you’re shaking your head.