My Best Fiend
(1999, Dir. Werner Herzog)
A vanity project about the director’s volcanic relationship with Klaus Kinski, who starred in several of his films. Herzog revisits his fellow actors and filming locations and succeeds in deifying Kinski’s madness. Much of it is retrospective, and of course, colored by Herzog’s memory and flair for the dramatic. My rating is indicative of Herzog burnout, and I’m glad to be done with his films for a while. Features some good Kinski rants, which are stolen verbatim from 1982’s Burden of Dreams.