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Josef Krebs Posted: Jun 01, 2011 0 comments

William Makepeace Thackeray’s 1844 novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon relates the colorful adventures of an Irish itinerant who tries his hand at war, gambling, and financially profitable marriage while traveling through 18th-century Europe. Stanley Kubrick’s 1975 adaptation, like many of the director’s other films (including Paths of Glory, Dr.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Jul 16, 2013 0 comments

42

42 is so schmaltzy, clean-cut, clean-living, and well brought up that it makes sentimental 1940s-made baseball biopics with Jimmy Stewart (The Stratton Story) or Gary Cooper (The Pride of the Yankees) seem positively cynical and bawdy in comparison.

Josef Krebs Posted: Nov 09, 2006 0 comments
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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.

Josef Krebs Posted: Jun 03, 2007 0 comments

Happy Feet (Warner HD DVD). Looking bizarrely realistic at times, the creatures of Happy Feet seem to almost come off the screen, their bodies are so three-dimensional. Each figure is incredibly detailed, with individual feathers and fur hairs visible. And it's not just birds and beasts.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Jul 13, 2008 0 comments
Paramount
Movie •••½ HD DVD Picture/Sound ••• Original Extras •••½ New Extras ••½
Sony Blu-ray Disc
Movie •••• Picture ••••½ Sound •••• Extras ••••

Even before the first image appeared

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Josef Krebs Posted: Nov 20, 2012 0 comments

Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection

Tarantino XX contains eight films chosen by writer-director Quentin Tarantino to illustrate the first 20 years of his career from 1992-2009 - pretty much his entire auteur oeuvre - that has brought joy to lovers of cinema and inspiration to filmmakers everywhere.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Dec 17, 2009 0 comments
I'll spare you my memories of when I first saw The Wizard of Oz - you'll hear plenty of that malarkey in the many documentaries here - and just cut to the chase by saying that this is a stupendous-looking transfer on Blu-ray Disc, in honor of the Hollywood classic's 70th anniversary.
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Josef Krebs Posted: Mar 05, 2013 0 comments

Schindler's List

Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List (1993) is the true story of Austrian industrialist Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), pragmatist, war profiteer, and opportunist, willing to join the Nazi party to get ahead and to exploit Jews by taking part in the appropriating of homes and factories, and to take advantage of the impossible

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Josef Krebs Posted: May 13, 2011 0 comments

There’s a particularly wonderful scene in The Illusionist, the animated movie adapted and directed by Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville) from a previously unfilmed script by Jacques Tati. When the Monsieur Hulot-like character familiar to fans of Tati goes into a movie theater, there’s Tati’s Mon Oncle up on the screen in live action.

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