Josef Krebs

Josef Krebs  |  Apr 24, 2014  |  0 comments
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Slightly campy, with oodles of gratuitous nudity and violence, writer-director Paul Schrader’s remake of the 1942 Val Lawton classic tells of Irena (Nastassja Kinski), a beautiful young woman who goes to New Orleans to stay with her sinister minister brother Paul (Malcolm McDowell). Irena represses her sexuality, fearing that animal lust will loose the beast and transform her—into a panther. When she falls in love, though, her desire makes her gradually embrace her nature.
Josef Krebs  |  Apr 11, 2014  |  2 comments
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In a museum of the Old West, a boy experiences an ancient noble savage figure in an exhibit coming to life and telling him about his times with the Lone Ranger. As was the case in Little Big Man, the character is an unreliable witness due to a mixture of his bullshit artistry and mental problems—and the whole incident is probably going on in the imagination of the kid, anyway. So the filmmaker has a lot of leeway for unlikely and implausible events, and he takes this artistic license to the limit.
Josef Krebs  |  Apr 10, 2014  |  0 comments
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Screenwriter-director Woody Allen serves up a delicious modern variation on Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire filled with humor, tragedy, and great performances. Leading the cast is a towering Cate Blanchett as Jasmine, a former New York socialite whose life has fallen to pieces. The story is told by flashing back and forth between her old life of luxury and glamour in her 5th Avenue, Manhattan mansion (and summer house in the Hamptons) and her new humble and humbling existence living with her working-class sister (Sally Hawkins) in San Francisco after Jasmine’s successful businessman husband (Alec Baldwin) is sent to prison for fraud and all their funds seized.
Josef Krebs  |  Mar 27, 2014  |  0 comments
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The idea of great, aging actors running around, dropping their elegant theatrical gravitas, and letting their hair down to play goofy action heroes was an inspired one that produced plenty of humor and charm in Reds. Though the concept doesn’t work quite as well the second time around, it still offers a lot of fun.
Josef Krebs  |  Feb 21, 2014  |  0 comments
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There’s not much gained by the contemporary setting to offset the oddness of having Shakespeare’s characters seem like a bunch of Wall Street stockbrokers speaking strange in the Hamptons as if in a Woody Allen comedy, but otherwise the Bard’s words flow well enough from the pretty mouths of the cast.

Josef Krebs  |  Oct 31, 2013  |  0 comments
Deadwood: The Complete Series, La Notte, Monster Cars: Monsters University 3D & Cars 3D, and Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Series 9.
Josef Krebs  |  Oct 23, 2013  |  0 comments
Three super collections on Blu-ray—John Cassavetes: Five Films, The Vincent Price Collection, Bruce Lee: The Legacy Collection
Josef Krebs  |  Oct 16, 2013  |  0 comments
Reviewed on Blu-ray: Pacific Rim, The Haunting, High Plains Drifter, Eyes Without a Face, Notting Hill & Love Actually, The Stranger.
Josef Krebs  |  Oct 10, 2013  |  0 comments
Much Ado About Nothing, After Earth, The Hangover Part III, Fear Eats the Soul 3 – The Night After the Nightmare: The Exorcist, Curse of Chucky, Chucky: The Complete Collection, I Married a Witch, Zombie Hunter, American Horror Story: Asylum, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea & Fantastic Voyage, Stalag 17.
Josef Krebs  |  Oct 02, 2013  |  0 comments
The Wizard of Oz 75th anniversary Collector’s Edition, This is the End, Poirot: Series 7 & 8, Jack Irish, The Big Parade, and From Here to Eternity.

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