All Good Things

Featured In Issue 156, April 2011

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Magnolia Home Entertainment
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Drug use, violence, language and some sexuality
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Andrew Jarecki
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All Good Things is inspired by events that took place between January 1971 and November 2003 in Texas, Los Angeles, and New York. This is a love story and murder mystery set against the backdrop of a New York real estate dynasty in the 1980s and the most notorious unsolved missing person's case in New York history. This psychological thriller was inspired by the disappearance of Kathie McCormack (Dunst), wife of real estate heir Robert Durst (Gosling). Mr. Durst was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Kathie, who disappeared in 1982 and was never found. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director/Producer Andrew Jarecki, Co-Writer/Co-Producer Marcus Hinchey, and Co-Writer/Producer Marc Smerling; two featurettes: All Good Things: Truth In Fiction (SD 26:07) and Back In Time: Researching The Original Story (HD 22:48); four deleted scenes (SD 05:22); Wrinkles In Time: Ryan Ages (HD 01:45); the Beneath The Surface: Interview With Andrew Jarecki (HD 58:22); up-front previews; and BD-Live functionality.

The 1.78:1 1080p AVC picture progresses in quality as the story unfolds over the years. At times the imagery appears digitally rendered and at other times the imagery is cinematic. Resolution is excellent, with revealing detail, especially in close-ups of facial features, clothing, and object textures. Blacks at times appear crushed but at other times nicely delineated, with excellent shadow delineation. Color fidelity is excellent, with deeply saturated hues that exhibit rich and warm tones. Some scenes exhibit excellent dimensionality as well. This is an interesting and engaging visual experience that is, at times, harshly rendered and at other times cinematic. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack builds with tension as the storytelling progresses, with a dynamic and aggressive soundfield presence. Driven by an intense and haunting orchestral music score, the sound evokes feelings of tension and suspense. The recording is excellent, with a wide and deep soundstage presence and aggressive surround presence. Deep bass is delivered by the .1 LFE channel to enhance the low-frequency foundation of the score. Dialogue sounds natural and generally integrated spatially, though, at times a bit forward sounding. Atmospheric sound effects are nicely rendered, as well as sound effects. This an effective soundtrack that enhances the realism of the suspense and is fully supportive of the drama. (Gary Reber)