My Best Fiend
First screened in May 2020
Director: Werner Herzog. Documentary about Herzog's volatile collaborations with violently eccentric actor Klaus Kinski, including larger production backgrounds on the movies they made together. Twitter Capsule:
Good, if never quite great, on Kinski, on key films, and on the tempestuous world of movie sets. Blurriest on Herzog?
The most revealing testimonies are often from other actors: Eva Mattes, Claudia Cardinale. I also admired the gentleness of the final beats.
Easy to see why Herzog felt personally (and commercially?) compelled to make this movie, but neither form nor content is especially trenchant.