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Josef Krebs Posted: Feb 24, 2010 0 comments
Early in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, there's a big special-effects scene that finds some Death Eaters causing havoc in London. Does this sixth movie in the series fully open up the story to the world of Muggles? No: We are swiftly returned to Hogwarts School.
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Josef Krebs Posted: Jun 04, 2013 0 comments

A Good Day to Die Hard

The latest chapter of the popular, 25-year-old franchise is a Die Hard film with subtitles. But, fear not, ardent fans, it's just for a scene or two at the start and that's as arty as it gets. The rest of the film is standard slam-bam, big-boom, non-stop adrenaline-filled, Yippie-Kai-Yay thrill seeking.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Jul 06, 2006 0 comments

Recently I sat down with Captain Jean-Luc Picard, in the guise of actor Patrick Stewart. He was out of uniform that morning because we were in a roundtable discussion about X-Men: The Last Stand.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Feb 05, 2007 0 comments

Black Hawk Down (Sony). Finally, it all comes together on one high-def disc: incredibly detailed 1080p images and stunningly clear, uncompressed PCM 5.1-channel surround sound. A sea of fine lines in Sam Shepard's face adds authenticity to his portrayal of the commander of the mission, and his skin tones look utterly natural.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Apr 07, 2009 0 comments
Miramax
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I recently rewatched the Joel and Ethan
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Josef Krebs Posted: Jan 04, 2008 0 comments
The Criterion Collection
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A frien

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Josef Krebs Posted: Oct 09, 2012 0 comments

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

Only Steven Spielberg could take a simple story based on an imaginary friend he'd created after his parents' divorce and turn it into the highest box office earner ever (a title it held for the next decade), pulling in $793 million worldwide in 1982 dollars.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Feb 23, 2009 0 comments
The Criterion Collection
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In 1987, director and co-writer Bernardo Be
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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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