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  • The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z

    ★★½

    I watched Fitzcarraldo recently, and this was worse in comparison. That's not fair, of course, since almost everything is worse in comparison to the Herzog Amazon films. But life is unfair, and this borrows heavily from them: most tellingly in the scene where Fawcett convinces (unseen) Amazon natives not to kill him by singing a hymn, an imitation of the scene in Fitzcarraldo where the Fitz convinces (unseen) Amazon natives not to kill him by standing on top of his…

  • Stroszek

    Stroszek

    ★★★½

    Three stars: For the fact that the movie wants us to sympathize with Bruno but Eva is far more sympathetic.
    Extra half star: In the last 20 minutes, Herzog (and perhaps Stroszek) finally understand America.