“Nightingale” is an amazing look at how a mind can break down. Playing off obsession and reflection, we watch David Oyelowo offer up one of the best TV performances of the last year. His war veteran is an unreliable narrator that wants to be reliable in the worst way. He wants to matter to people and he wants to have a definite purpose in life. Unfortunately, he keeps peeling away in front of the audience.
Over the next 82 minutes, we see a man strip apart as he wants to have a perfect dinner for his army buddy. But, you start to wonder. Why are his credit cards overdrawn? What happened to his mother? When HBO Films is on fire, they’re on fire. Even writing about this after watching the film on a loop for the last two weeks pushes me to watch it one more time.
The DVD comes with a Digital HD copy. Other than that, there are no special features. The A/V Quality is strong for standard definition. Still, I found that the Dolby 5.1 track got muddy between cross channels at time. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.
Release Date: 9/15/15