It has been over two weeks since I saw this film, and yet I can't stop thinking about it. It has been a very long time since a film had this kind of an impact on me. Philip Glass's score, the cinematography, and how the screenplay weaves together the past, present, and Mishima's fiction are all awe-inspiring. I feel like I need to give it another watch before putting it in my top 5 favorite films of all time, but it is definitely in my top 10. 10/10
Pure madness. Whereas Aguirre, the Wrath of God has a solid narrative and follows a man's slow descent into insanity, the characters of Heart of Glass are insane right from the beginning and there isn't any real conflict or plot. It is one of the most bizarrely directed films I've ever seen. Most people would hate this film, but I was thoroughly entertained by its uncompromising absurdity. Also, it's one of Herzog's most gorgeously shot films, and Popol Vuh's score perfectly compliments the stunning imagery. 8/10
Night Tide is a quiet psychological horror film that relies more on suggestion than anything else. Harrington was very clearly influenced by Val Lewton's horror films, particularly Cat People. Like Lewton's horror films, Night Tide spends a lot of time building the characters and the atmosphere, with the horror culminating in a small handful of scenes. These scenes are where the film really shines; Harrington uses camera moves and lighting in creative ways that are a thrill to behold.