Three Christs

Featured In Issue 250, June/July 2020

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In "Three Christs," psychiatrist Dr. Alan Stone (Gere) arrives in the summer of 1959 at a mental hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan armed with the radical belief that schizophrenic patients should be treated not with confinement and electroshock therapy but with empathy and understanding. As his first study, he takes on the particularly challenging case of three men—Joseph (Dinklage), Leon (Goggins), and Clyde (Whitford—each of whom believes they are Jesus Christ. Hoping that by getting them together in the same room to confront their delusions he can break through to them. Dr. Stone begins a risky, unprecedented experiment that will push the boundaries of psychiatric medicine and leave everyone involved—including Dr. Stone himself—profoundly changed. Based on the book "The Three Christs of Ypsilanti" by Dr. Milton Rokeach. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the trailer and upfront previews.

The 1.85:1 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 is thoroughly realistic with a color palette that is natural throughout. Hues are nicely saturated and at times striking, Fleshtones appear accurate. Resolution is excellent with very fine detail evident, especially in closeups of facial features such as lines, pores, hair and beards. Fabrics are resolved nicely and are realistic as well as object texture. This is a satisfying visual experience throughout and a perfect complement to the storytelling. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused throughout and effectively integrated spatially, as well as intelligible throughout. Atmospherics enhance the sense of realism within and on the grounds of the hospital, as well as Dr. Stone's home, and provide solid surround envelopment. The orchestral score envelops the soundstage widely and extends to the surrounds for an effectively nuanced soundfield envelopment. The proceedings are realistic sounding throughout and are very complementary to the storytelling. (Gary Reber)