Featured In Issue 240, June 2019

WSR Score4
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In "Greta," Frances (Moretz) is a sweet, naive young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City. She doesn't think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends––but Greta's maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing to Greta's life is what it seems. (Gary Reber)

Special features include nine deleted scenes (HD 05:45), the featurette "Greta: Enemies And Friends" (HD 03:33), upfront previews, and a Movies Anywhere digital code.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally using the Arri Alexa Mini and SXT camera systems and sourced from a 4K master Digital Intermediate format. Picture quality is excellent. The color palette is vividly rich and warm with strong primaries yet consistently natural in appearance. Colors often pop and display textural depth. Fleshtones are natural throughout. Contrast also is excellent with effective lighting accents, deep blacks, and revealing shadow delineation. Resolution is reveling of fine detail throughout, as exhibited in facial features and complexions, hair, clothing and object textures. The imagery is very colorful and natural in appearance, with excellent clarity. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic sounding with strong bass support that creates suspense and danger. Bass is both prevalent in the orchestral and synthesizer score. The music occupies a wide and deep soundstage that extends aggressively to envelop the soundfield. Sound effects enhance the building of the emotional tensions. Atmospherics sound natural throughout. Surround energy is aggressive and provides impressive depth. Dialogue is nicely integrated, though, at times a bit wanting in diction. Fidelity throughout is excellent. This is a soundtrack that builds with tension and suspense, unleashing psychological terror. (Gary Reber)_