The Moviegoer: "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" (Herzog, 2011)

Each week in The Moviegoer, Nick Olson examines new and upcoming films.Have you ever wondered -- dreamed -- about what prehistoric humanity was like? Our popular culture has had plenty of imaginative representations of the Paleolithic man, be it Fred Flintstone or, more recently, Year One. In most cases, the running joke is the doltish ineptitude of the Neanderthals in comparison to evolved modern man (i.e., “so easy a caveman can do it”). But in acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog’s latest breat … [Read more...]