Sunday, September 14, 2008

DVDebut Worth Noting -- NOISE

Each week, I'll try to cover new DVD releases worth a watch that lack of time prevents me from covering in any longer format. Here's the first:

With NOISE Tim Robbins (above) gives one of his best performances (this is saying a lot) in writer/director Henry Bean's (The Believer) new film. That would be reason enough to watch, but Bean's second film is actually better than his first: Lighter on its feet, it allows comedy, satire and a little melodrama to evolve from a story about a man who decides to do battle against urban noise pollution. Bean lets you see the gradations in all of his characters and events, and William Hurt as a very nasty/smart New York Mayor, Bridget Moynahan as Robbins' wife, and Margarita Levieva as his paramour offer sterling support.

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