Any day in which I'm able to step into the gaze path of extreme, globe-trotting seeker-of-otherworldliness Werner Herzog—like a matinee dreamer transfixed in a projector's beam—is a day well lived. Having emerged from his new German cinema heyday as one of the world's most guileless and original documentary filmmakers, Herzog has slowly been crafting a four-dimensional fresco of the planet, its most human-resistant landscapes, and our dubious dramas in confronting the chaos. A few more pieces fall into place this spring and summer, when no less than three Herzog docs will hit stateside theaters; the... More >>>