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Aloft (2014/Sony Blu-ray)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: D Film: C

Aloft boasts an impressive cast (Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy and Melanie Laurent) and beautiful cinematography but falls short in its dramatic storytelling that is confusing and kind of vague. Directed by Claudio Llosa, the film is full of interesting theories, but seems to end, just when it starts to get really interesting. In short, the film is about a mother who meets her son who she abandoned twenty years earlier.

As we follow a mother (Connelly) and her son (Murphy), we discover they were in the past marred by an accident that tears them apart. The mother will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own as a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence. In the present, a young journalist (Laurent) will bring about an encounter between the two that puts the meaning of life and art into question, so that we may contemplate the possibility of living life to its fullest, despite the uncertainties littering our paths.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1 (shot on an Arri Alexa with HawkScope lenses) and an English lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 mix that sounds phenomenal throughout. There are also lossless Portuguese and Spanish DTS-HD MA 5.1 tracks on the disc as well.

The only extra on the disc is a trailer and some previews for other Sony Classic titles.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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