Tag Archives: werner herzog

Blindspot 2017: Into The Abyss (2011)

Into The Abyss explores a triple murder which occurred in the small Texas city of Conroe in 2001. Michael Perry and Jason Burkett, under the influence of alcohol and drugs, murdered a middle-aged housewife; they then gunned down her stepson and his friend. The film features conversations with the two inmates and those affected by […]

The Look of Silence (2014): “We could forgive them.”

The follow-up to director Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing (2012), The Look of Silence (2014) is brutal but essential viewing. Grounded in history, The Look of Silence speaks to the years 1965 to 1966 in Indonesia’s history, where an anti-communist purge occurred all throughout the country, as a new president was elected and the country’s […]

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010): Quick-shot review!

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Werner Herzog immortalises the paleolithic Chauvet Cave paintings in Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010), a documentary that showcases and explores the oldest cave paintings ever discovered, located in Southern France. The paintings in the cave have been dated back to as early as 32,000 BCE, making them very extraordinary indeed. They contain […]

Three Short Films: Connection (2013); Burning the Bed (2003); Plastic Bag (2009).

Today I watched three short films – two with big stars in lead roles, and one with a talking plastic bag. Each of these short films are available to watch online and have been linked below!