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Josef Krebs Posted: May 13, 2011 0 comments

“How do you trust your feelings when they can just disappear like that?” This piece of dialogue sums up the main theme of Blue Valentine, a film that, trying to work out where love goes, looks back to where it came from in the first place.

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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: Apr 29, 2011 0 comments

The first extra I jumped to after experiencing the 1998 film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s seminal brainspill Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream was the author’s commentary.

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Josef Krebs Posted: Mar 31, 2011 0 comments

The Social Network opens with a conversation between Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) and his soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend (Rooney Mara), and it's the perfect setup for a movie about a certain form of Internet interaction.

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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: Feb 23, 2010 0 comments
Just as faith is the cornerstone of religion, Angels & Demons requires a large suspension of disbelief to swallow its canny combination of questionable church lore and questionable scare-mongering over particle acceleration.
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Josef Krebs Posted: Jan 13, 2010 0 comments
I do declare, doesn't this 1939 film look dashing wrapped up in its new set of Blu-ray Discs - its 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition, to be precise.
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Josef Krebs Posted: Dec 28, 2009 0 comments
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Created from a scan of the original 1937 negative and given a digital restoration, the image of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Blu-ray Disc is stunning.

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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: Oct 11, 2009 0 comments
Call me crazy, but I couldn't help seeing Coraline as an indictment of capitalism. I'm referring to the part of capitalism that, with its eye-popping advertising, promises everything you thought would make you happy but actually offers a mostly gray, overworked existence in which you're a slave to the computer, you have no time for your family, and your soul is not your own.

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