Manohla Dargis on Werner Herzog’s new doc:
Few filmmakers make the end of days seem as hauntingly beautiful as Werner Herzog does, or as inexorable. In his documentary ‚ÄúEncounters at the End of the World,‚Äù this professional madman and restlessly curious filmmaker travels to the blinding white of the Antarctic, where he meets melancholic scientists, brooding journeymen and various poets of the soul who, ensconced in the American headquarters, McMurdo Station, have traveled so far beyond the familiar coordinates ‚Äî so far beyond traditional cities, suburbs and banal existence ‚Äî that they might as well be on another planet.
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