Women Talking

Featured In Issue 266, March/April 2023

WSR Score4
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In "Women Talking, the women of an isolated religious community in 1968 grapple with reconciling their reality with their faith, Based on the noel by Minam Toews. (Gary Reber)

Special features include a Movies Anywhere digital copy.

The 2.39:1 1080p picture, reviewed on a VIZIO Quantum X P85QX-JI UHD/HDR display, was photographed digitally in anamorphic Panavision® using the Panavision Millennium DXL2 camera system and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture exhibits a warm appearance. The setting transitions from daylight to night and dawn with excellent shadow delineation and black levels Daylight and dim lighting contrast with the darker moments. Color fidelity appears natural with excellent flesh tone hues. Other colors are earthy in tone. Clothing is subdued in color with excellent fabric shadings. Resolution is excellent with images that are finely resolved. This is a very filmic presentation with superb cinematography. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused with excellent intelligibility though a bit forward in presence. Background atmospherics are nuanced. Foley sound effects are nicely defined and realistic. The music score is haunting and perfectly sets an emotional presence. Overall, this is a satisfying soundtrack with subtle surround envelopment and good fidelity. (Gary Reber)