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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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Josef Krebs Posted: Jun 25, 2013 0 comments

Help!

The title song, Help!, kicks in beautifully - thrillingly - with snaredrums somewhere in the room up left, vocals in center, lead guitar in the surrounds - glorious. Whenever the film launches into one of its seven classic numbers (only seven?) in 5.1 channels the band leaps into the room filling the soundstage and bringing everything to life.

Josef Krebs Posted: Oct 05, 2006 0 comments

Stealth (Sony; Movie •••, Blu-ray Picture/Sound •••½, Extras: None). The opening aerial assault is also an audio assault: I was so overwhelmed by the dramatic orchestral score, rocket whooshings, and booming explosions all around me that I wasn't even aware of the high-def visuals.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Mar 12, 2007 0 comments
MGM/Sony
Movie •••• Picture •••• Sound ••••½ Extras •••½
Die Another Day (2002) took J
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Josef Krebs Posted: Mar 20, 2012 0 comments

Not so much The Da Vinci Code meets Se7en but more The Bourne Identity meets Run Lola Run, director David Fincher's scene-by-scene remake of the original 2009 Swedish adaptation of the first part of novelist Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy is as if the original film had taken steroids. It's tight, tense, stylish, and very involving.

Josef Krebs Posted: Jun 09, 2008 0 comments
Warner Blu-ray Disc
Movie ••• Picture •••• Sound ••••½ Extras •••

If he isn't fighting hordes of hu

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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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Josef Krebs Posted: Oct 05, 2009 0 comments
Criterion's 1999 DVD edition of The Seventh Seal is a favorite partly because of its wonderfully substantial extras. Now the company has upped the ante by releasing Ingmar Bergman's 1957 black-and-white classic on a stunning Blu-ray Disc and adding to those extras, all now in high-def.

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