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Josef Krebs Posted: Feb 14, 2008 0 comments

It's Oscar time! And since no one on the Sound & Vision staff actually belongs to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (our applications keep getting kicked back to us), we're celebrating this past year's best pictures our own way - by declaring which films (and TV shows) actually have the best pictures . . . and sound!

Josef Krebs Posted: Jun 09, 2008 0 comments
Disney Blu-ray Disc
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In this inspired homage

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Josef Krebs Posted: Apr 18, 2002 0 comments

Since he first delighted audiences and divided critics with his stylized, idiosyncratic first feature, Strictly Ballroom, writer/ director Baz Luhrmann has gone on to make Romeo+Juliet and Moulin Rouge - each more ambitious, more stylized, and more dividing of critics than the last. Each has also had greater success at the box office and in accumulating awards both in the U.S.

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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: Oct 02, 2005 0 comments

"She ... the meaning of my life is she," crooned Charles Aznavour in his tribute to les femmes back in the early 1970s, when male French filmmakers were still inspired by that unfathomable sphinx: woman. French cinema doesn't have the same power today, and equality has normalized relations between the sexes (somewhat).

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Josef Krebs Posted: May 28, 2013 0 comments

Cleopatra

For its 50th anniversary - along with the hoopla of a Cannes Film Festival re-release, a limited theatrical engagement in more than 200 theaters, and Richard Burton's posthumously receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to Elizabeth Taylor's - Cleopatra has been newly digitally restored in a 243-minute original theatrical cut.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Dec 02, 2007 0 comments
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Playing the first movie in this Blu-ray trilogy, my Spidey senses imme­diately begin to tingle.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Oct 02, 2012 0 comments

Universal Classic Monsters

The dead have risen.

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