Is Herzog’s ‘Fire’ Awful or Just a Cinematic Hoax?

Is Werner Herzog putting us on?

It wouldn’t be the first time the great German filmmaker played a prank on his audience. “Salt and Fire,” Herzog’s latest film, is one of the few times where, rather than happily share the joke with the eccentric filmmaker, I walked away like a sourpuss.

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The lovely Veronica Ferres stars as Laura Sommerfeld, a celebrated ecologist who boards a flight to investigate a disaster that took place in South America. She’s joined by two other scientists, one of whom is played by Gael Garcia Bernal. Upon landing, the scientists are kidnapped by a mysterious leader (Michael Shannon), whose motivations and overall scheme aren’t...

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Nov 20th 2021
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