I’ve seen a lot of knife-making videos, but none with quite this much ennui.
Whenever Werner Herzog says something, you should listen. Don’t just listen because the man speaks pure poetry with an alluring German accent. Listen because he’s usually smart, if a little grumpy. Case in point: He thinks Twitter is stupid.
Most of us sit at computers all day, weaving elaborate yarns about the jobs we would do if we weren't: Storm chaser. Mountain climber. Deep sea diver. And then there are the people who actually do those things, like the 1,000-odd people who live and work in Antarctica.
Acclaimed documentarian Werner Herzog has taken on some pretty remarkable subjects during his 50-year career, ranging from Antarctic scientists to Grizzly Man. His latest film, though, is about something much more familiar: Texting and driving. Yet it's no less intense.