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Josef Krebs Posted: Dec 24, 2012 0 comments

Arbitrage

 

In Arbitrage, Richard Gere plays Robert Miller, a New York hedge-fund magnate with the world at his feet - money, power, mansion, a loving, supportive wife (Susan Sarandon), a beautiful, young mistress (Laetitia Casta), and a devoted daughter (Brit Marling) who works loyally by his side.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Dec 25, 2012 0 comments

Arbitrage

In Arbitrage, Richard Gere plays Robert Miller, a New York hedge-fund magnate with the world at his feet - money, power, mansion, a loving, supportive wife (Susan Sarandon), a beautiful, young mistress (Laetitia Casta), and a devoted daughter (Brit Marling) who works loyally by his side.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Feb 12, 2013 0 comments

Skyfall

Bond is back - or is he? With 007 shot and plunging down to disappear into a waterfall like Sherlock Holmes in The Final Problem, MI6 blown to hell both physically and digitally, and M being forced into retirement . . . could this be the end?

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Josef Krebs Posted: Feb 19, 2013 0 comments

Argo

Based on real-life events, the nail-biting dramatic thriller Argo, directed by Ben Affleck, is set at the height of the chaos of the Iranian revolution when, on November 4, 1979, militant students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran taking 52 Americans hostage and six embassy workers went out the back door.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Feb 27, 2013 0 comments

The Master

Continuing to push the boundaries of traditional narrative and character development, the latest film from director Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights), The Master, tells of Naval veteran Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) who arrives back stateside from fighting in the Pacific front in World War II troubled, un

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Josef Krebs Posted: Feb 05, 2013 0 comments

Flight

Flight, as directed by Robert Zemeckis (Cast Away, Forrest Gump, Back to the Future trilogy), states loudly and firmly the message that the ordinary working man - and woman - doesn't stand a chance against the system and the pressures of modern life. The only choices they have to help them cope are booze and drugs or religion.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Jan 15, 2013 0 comments

To Rome With Love

Sleeper

Hannah and Her Sisters

With his latest comedy To Rome With Love, Woody Allen's interweaves a series of unconnected characters' stories set in the "The Eternal City" into a magic-realist tapestry.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Jan 01, 2013 0 comments

Looper

In 2074 time travel is a marvelous reality — and has therefor been immediately banned. As is always the case with laws, though, hoods rarely heed inhibitions and use the technology to dispose of enemies by sending them back thirty years to 2044 for execution by Loopers. In the future, no body no murder. In the past, no citizen no crime.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Jan 22, 2013 0 comments

Ivan's Childhood

Many big-budget movies are actually radio serials with special effects. Many dramas are just theatrical productions that have leaked off the stage. And then there are real films of which this is one. Mood and meaning are created by the visuals and cinematic language, not just the music.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Jan 08, 2013 0 comments

Dread

Graphic violence, gore, and wholesale shoot-'em-up slaughter. In the weak of heart or the strong of mind this might instill . . . well, dread - especially accompanied by catchphrase statements like "I am the law!" and "Judgment time!" - but the film is surprisingly inventive and at times visually striking.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Nov 01, 2012 0 comments

Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection

The 15 films from 1942-1976 gathered here - Saboteur (1942), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Rope (1948), Rear Window (1954), The Trouble with Harry (1955), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959), Psycho (1960), The Birds (

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Michael Berk Posted: Aug 31, 2012 0 comments

Following on last month's release of six Blue Note/EMI jazz classics in brand-new high-resolution versions by HDtracks, the label, this week sees the release (again in fresh remasters, by Alan Yoshida and Robin Lynn, from the original analog tapes) a couple of gems recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in 1

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