Thursday, December 10, 2009
Herzog, Herzog, What Have Ye Said?
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J.—In lieu of a review of Werner Herzog's latest film, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done: first, I will first direct you all to choice selections of a phone interview I did with Herzog recently regarding that film and a few other topics, posted here at my employer's Speakeasy blog. And second, I will step out of my objective-reporter hat and quickly say that yes, this creepily, subtly, fascinatingly strange little movie is very much worth seeing and puzzling over, and that I much prefer this to the more flamboyantly (and, to me, insufferably) over-the-top Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Hey, even Herzog seems to suspect that My Son, My Son is rather better than Bad Lieutenant! But don't take his, or my, word for it; it comes out for a brief run at the IFC Center this Friday.