Streets (2016/Sony Blu-ray)
B Sound: B Extras: C Film: C
two fine performances by Idris Elba and the underused as of late
Gemma Arterton, Jim O' Hanlon's 100 Streets (2016) is a drama
that tries really hard to be a drama. Tapping into the 'cheating
husband' genre (or is that cycle?), the film is plagued by a weak
screenplay that reminds me in many ways of Closer (2004) only
not as interesting and characters that are predominantly unlikeable.
film also stars Tom Cullen, Ryan Gage, Ken Stott, and Franz Dameh.
stories intertwine following a stubborn wife (Arterton) who can't
decide between her rich, dishonest husband (Elba) and her boyfriend,
a cab driver and his wife who want to have kids and start a new life
but are unable to after a horrific vehicle manslaughter incident, and
a drug dealer (Dameh) who seeks a more creative and meaningful life.
The theme of film is how one mistake can spell disaster in an
otherwise positive life.
in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39:1,
the picture looks and sounds fine on Blu-ray disc, with exquisite
character detail and high contrast colors with predominant whites in
many scenes. As for the audio mix, the presentation is in a lossless
English 5.1 DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) mix that presents the film fine
as well. The score for the film is as over dramatic as the film,
with wandering piano motifs and music that tells you how to feel. No
Look Inside 100 Streets with Director Jim O' Hanlon, Idris Elba,
found 100 Streets to be reminiscent of stronger films like it
we've seen before, save some good performances, the film thinks that
its more profound than it is.