My Best Fiend ★★★★

Werner Herzog's ode to his fractious, sometimes violent, relationship with bellicose actor Klaus Kinski is framed primarily as a long personal remembrance. As Herzog revisits some of the shooting locations of the six films they made together, he visits with extras and co-stars, getting their takes on Kinski. To no one's surprise, a man capable of towering rages was also capable of warmth and charm, and this is likely the closest to a sympathetic analysis of his strengths and weaknesses we'll see. Clips from those six movies and Les Blank's Burden of Dreams provide resonance, and a reminder of just how good those movies are.