|Title:||Into the Inferno|
Other Movies Seen By This Director (14)
- Aguirre: The Wrath of God
- The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans
- Cave of Forgotten Dreams
- Grizzly Man
- Into the Abyss
- Lessons in Darkness
- Little Dieter Needs to Fly
- My Best Fiend: Klaus Kinski
- Rescue Dawn
- Wheel of Time
- The White Diamond
- The Wild Blue Yonder
|11.13.16||Netflix||This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2016|
You know... some things just never get old. Staring at lava and magma is one of these things. In between the mesmerizing footage of roiling turbulent heat, Herzog and his Volcanist buddy go around the world to explore the science and the magic of some of the largest, and talk to the people about how their culture has reacted to this raw natural force.
Some of it wanders a bit too far I think (all the North Korea stuff is interesting but kind of gets away from the volcanoes) but for the most part I was taken with what Herzog was showing me. I think I enjoy that he's taken on this non-fiction interest as he grows older, not just because I find his narration lovely but also because he mostly chooses interesting subject matter to explore. This wasn't as popcorn-entertaining as Grizzly Man but also wasn't as dry for me as Cave of Forgotten Dreams. I liked it.
And that puts another DVRfest to bed. I'm pretty surprised and proud to have met my schedule this year, although it's definitely time to return to the real world or work and bills (as all film festivals must do). Looking back, I quite enjoyed my random Criterion marathon and feel like I will do that again, either for next year's fest or some random nights as we go along.
Now let's dump some stats. These are gonna suck I know it, but I guess I have to do it. I'm at 18 in the past week (including this one) for a 2.57/day average, 22 in the past month for a 0.73/day average, 81 in the past year for a 0.22/day average, and 2949 since the site started for a 0.67/day average. Ouch.
I mean, there's nothing stopping me from watching more movies. It's not like I'm the only one with a job and a girlfriend and other interests vying for my time, but part of me does get sad when I think about how few films I'm watching these days. I've been loving movies since I was a kid though, so I guess I have to take a long term view on things. Perhaps I'll trend heavier in the year to come and perhaps I won't, but I know I will always maintain my love for this medium and the joy and excitement that it brings me.
Ok enough sappiness, time to watch the next episode of Westworld.