Light Of My Life

Featured In Issue 244, October 2019

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Casey Affleck
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"Light Of My Life" is set a decade after a plague has wiped out nearly all of the world's female population. A father (Affleck) and daughter (Pniowsky) live on the outskirts of what's left of civilization as they once knew it. Disguising his daughter as a boy, the father struggles to protect her from newfound threats as they are forced from their home into dangerous territory. Prepared to defend his daughter at all costs, their bond and the character of humanity is tested. (Gary Reber)

Special features include a Movies Anywhere digital code.

The 1.66:1 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 and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture appears very natural and is primarily set in the woods and an abandoned house and church during the chilling fall and cold winter. The earthly color palette is incredibly realistic with warm browns and sparse greens. The building and towns appear to be in very poor condition, but the textural aspects lack color vibrancy. Fleshtones are perfectly natural throughout. Contrast is well balanced with varying overcast intensities, good black levels and generally low-level highlights, all effectively creating a haunting atmosphere. The scenes at the father's grandparent's snow-covered house is surrounded by snow, as is the forest. The snow appears real. Interior light levels are generally low, as with flashlights, candles, and fire. Resolution is excellent during closeups of facial features and object textures, though, the darker scenes veil fine detail otherwise. This is a beautifully crafted picture with emotional impact. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused with a very nuanced, yet real-sounding atmospheric that infrequently extends to the surrounds, and effective Foley sound effects. The soundtrack primarily occupies the front channels with very forward, poorly integrated, though, very intelligible dialogue. Sound effects are rare, such as a powerful shotgun blast that really activates the entire soundfield. The music score is subtle yet a haunting, slow-paced complement. The music extends to the surrounds and provides a nice sense of envelopment This is a strong-messaged survival experience with minimal sonics. (Gary Reber)