Than Bombs (2015/Sony DVD)
B- Sound: B- Extras: B- Film: B
the Director of Reprise, Joachim Trier's new drama Louder
Than Bombs (2015) is a heartbreaking tale about a troubled family
and features an all-star cast in Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Amy
Ryan, Devin Druid, and Jessie Eisenberg. Impressively photographed
and powerfully acted, the film is ultimately a study of family during
hard times and is relatable to anyone who has lost a parent or closed
the death of their mother, an honorable war photographer named
Isabelle Reed (Huppert), is cut short due to a deadly car accident, a
Father (Byrne) and his two sons (Eisenberg and Druid) are left
picking up the pieces. Hiding some secrets from them and dating
someone new, their father struggles to reconnect with his two sons
and helps them remember their mother in a true and honorable light.
in standard definition with a anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio of
1.85:1 and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track, the film looks and sounds
fine for the DVD format, but it is also available on Blu-ray and if
it plays this well here, you should consider seeing it in that format
if you have a machine.
The Scenes Featurette
powerfully done, the film may not have been be enough to get the
attention of the Academy last year, but is definitely worth a watch
if you're a fan of dramatic films.