| Apr 15, 2010
| 4:32 PM
--Primitive art: Daring documentarian Werner Herzog reportedly plans to shoot a film --much of it in 3-D -- of the earliest known cave paintings inside France's Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc cave. (Roger Ebert's Journal via the Guardian) --'Such Tweet Sorrow':...
| Apr 28, 2010
| 9:35 PM
Aaron McGruder's Peabody Award-winning series âThe Boondocksâ -- based upon the comic strip of the same name -- returns Sunday night at 11:30 p.m. on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim after a two-year hiatus. Hereâs an exclusive clip from an up...
| Apr 29, 2010
| 4:35 PM
"Werner Herzog" (of course, this isn't really him) reading the children's classic, "Where's Waldo?" And where was Waldo found, you may ask? Floating through the infinite void that is modern existence. --Richard Metzger...
| Apr 4, 2010
| 10:48 AM
Almost 20 years after director Abel Ferrara's cult classic that starred Harvey Keitel, this revision gives Nicolas Cage the central role as a vice-ridden police detective in -- indicating the updating here -- the title city in the aftermath of Hurricane...
| Mar 21, 2010
A new biography of the Polish war correspondent Ryszard Kapuscinski alleges that he frequently forged details, invented images and claimed to have witnessed events that he didn't, in fact, witness. Gerald Posner resigned from the Daily Beast after...
| Sep 30, 2010
Blame it on the "tsetse fly belt" dividing north and south Africa. Or the schizophrenic monsoons in Asia. Blame it, Eliza Griswold suggests, on overweening hubris and nearsightedness. But don't blame the cultural divide between Islam and Christianity on...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 7:18 AM
It can't have been easy. Art supplies were not exactly thick on the ground in those days — we're talking 32,000 years ago, give or take — and there were lots of other things to worry about, such as finding food, water and shelter. Not...
| Nov 10, 2011
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Which documentarian but Werner Herzog would prompt a reverend, who has been speaking in a cemetery about both executions and how much he enjoys seeing animals roaming a golf course, “Please describe an encounter with a squirrel&...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 3:30 PM
In his easygoing, candid and altogether charming autobiography, or, as he calls it, "Life Itself: A Memoir," Roger Ebert fails to mention me: The nights he and I had many drinks on the porch of his house on Dickens Street and elsewhere, the favorable in-...
| Nov 18, 2011
I used to have a rural fantasy. Then I started reading the Jack Reacher novels.
True, plane rides are now less painful thanks to Lee Child's rough-and-tough hero, a former U.S. Army MP — but I'll never again be able to drive along the lonelier...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 11:44 PM
Werner Herzog gave us the interesting (but long) documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams earlier this year. He did the interesting documentary Grizzly Man years ago.I enjoyed them more than his regular feature films, which usually have great scenes but are...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 11:50 PM
Last year when I wasn’t a party of the San Diego Film Critics Society, I cringed when I saw how many awards they gave to 44 Inch Chest, a movie with a great cast, but lame screenplay.
This year as part of the group, I enjoyed the fun as we sent...