Soundtrack review: Into the Badlands (season 1) (Dave Shepard – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Into the Badlands (season 1) (Dave Shepard – 2015)

“Into the Badlands” is an American television series that premiered on AMC November 15, 2015. Based on the 16th-century novel by Chinese author Wu Cheng’ En, Journey to the West, the series features a story about a warrior and a young boy who journey through a dangerous feudal land together seeking enlightenment. In Season 1, […]

Soundtrack review: Pilgrimage (Stephen McKeon – 2017)

Soundtrack review: Pilgrimage (Stephen McKeon – 2017)

  Set in 13th century Ireland and Starring Tom Holland (Spiderman) and Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) just before their casting into the world of Marvel movies, Pilgrimage tells the story of a group of monks who must escort a sacred relic across an Irish landscape fraught with peril. Stephen McKeon wrote the score. With a […]

Soundtrack review: Paterno (Evgheni Galperine and Sasha Galperine – 2018)

Soundtrack review: Paterno (Evgheni Galperine and Sasha Galperine – 2018)

  “Paterno” is a 2018 American television drama film directed by Barry Levinson. Paterno centers on Penn State’s Joe Paterno (played by Al Pacino) in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Paterno’s legacy is challenged and he is forced to face questions of […]

Soundtrack review: 95 (Panu Aaltio – 2017)

Soundtrack review: 95 (Panu Aaltio – 2017)

  Directed by Aleksi Mäkelä, 95 tells the story of the 1995 Ice Hockey World Championship. Hosted in neighboring Sweden, the Finnish national team had to go the extra mile in order to win its first ever championship, beating the Swedish team 4 to 1. The movie tells the ups and downs of the historical […]

Soundtrack review: Stella Blomqvist (Helgi Sæmundur – 2018)

Soundtrack review: Stella Blomqvist (Helgi Sæmundur – 2018)

  Heida Reed (“Poldark”) stars as quick-witted lawyer Stella Blómkvist, in this stylish neo-noir crime drama that’s as sexy as it is dangerous. Stella Blómkvist is not your typical lawyer. Smart and ruthless, with a dark past, a fluid sexuality and a taste for whiskey and easy money, Stella takes on cases that always lead […]

Soundtrack review: Ghost stories (Frank Ilfman – 2018)

Soundtrack review: Ghost stories (Frank Ilfman – 2018)

  “Ghost Stories” is a 2017 British horror film co-directed by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson, adapted from their stage play. It stars Nyman and Martin Freeman. Arch skeptic Professor Phillip Goodman embarks upon a terror-filled quest when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three cases of inexplicable ‘hauntings’. Frank Ilfman wrote […]

Soundtrack review: Rampage (Andrew Lockington – 2018)

Soundtrack review: Rampage (Andrew Lockington – 2018)

  “Rampage” is a 2018 American science fiction monster film directed by Brad Peyton, loosely based on the video game series of the same name by Midway Games. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman, Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. It follows a primatologist named Davis Okoye who […]

Soundtrack review: Cover versions (Raney Shockne – 2018)

  Four members of a synth-rock band, Starfoxy, hold a rager for their biggest gig to date. The night ends with one of their fans found dead in the pool. Each of the band members give very different accounts of the night, making for a very interesting murder mystery. Raney Shockne wrote the score. Well […]

Soundtrack review: Edie (Debbie Wiseman – 2018)

Soundtrack review: Edie (Debbie Wiseman – 2018)

  “Edie” is a 2017 drama. Edie stars Sheila Hancock and Kevin Guthrie and features a truly moving performance from Hancock in the title role, an elderly woman, who in the aftermath of the death of her controlling husband, decides to fulfil a life-long dream of recapturing the magic she had as a young girl […]

Soundtrack review: Kings (Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2018)

Soundtrack review: Kings (Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – 2018)

  “Kings” is a 2017 English-language romance film written and directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, was released in 2017. The film stars Halle Berry and Daniel Craig. It tells The life of a foster family in South Central Los Angeles, a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney […]

Soundtrack review: Timeless (Robert Duncan – 2017)

Soundtrack review: Timeless (Robert Duncan – 2017)

  From Eric Kripke (REVOLUTION, SUPERNATURAL), Shawn Ryan (THE SHIELD), John Fox and John Davis (THE BLACKLIST), comes this thrilling action-adventure series. In season 1, a mysterious criminal, Flynn (Goran Visnjic), steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected […]

Soundtrack review: 7 days in Entebbe (Rodrigo Amarante – 2018)

Soundtrack review: 7 days in Entebbe (Rodrigo Amarante – 2018)

  Entebbe (titled 7 Days in Entebbe in the U.S.) is a 2018 crime thriller film directed by José Padilha and written by Gregory Burke. The film recounts the story of Operation Entebbe, a 1976 counter-terrorist hostage-rescue operation. The film stars Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl. In 1976, two Palestinian and two German terrorists hijacked […]

Soundtrack review: A quiet place (Marco Beltrami – 2018)

Soundtrack review: A quiet place (Marco Beltrami – 2018)

  “A Quiet Place” is a 2018 American horror film directed by John Krasinski, who also stars alongside Emily Blunt, his real-life spouse. The screenplay was written by Krasinski, Bryan Woods, and Scott Beck, based on a story by Woods and Beck. The plot follows a family of four who must live life in silence […]

Soundtrack review: Lost in space (2018) (Christopher Lennertz – 2018)

Soundtrack review: Lost in space (2018) (Christopher Lennertz – 2018)

  “Lost in Space” is an upcoming American science fiction web television series based on the 1965 series of the same name, following the adventures of a family of pioneering space colonists whose spaceship veers off-course. It is written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless and will consist of 10 episodes. In the year 2046, […]

Soundtrack review: Chappaquiddick (Garth Stevenson – 2018)

Soundtrack review: Chappaquiddick (Garth Stevenson – 2018)

  “Chappaquiddick” is a 2017 American drama film directed by John Curran, and written by Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan. The film stars Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy (U.S. Senator from Massachusetts) and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne, with Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan, and Taylor Nichols in supporting roles. The plot details […]

Soundtrack review: Lowlife (Kreng – 2018)

Soundtrack review: Lowlife (Kreng – 2018)

  What happens when you throw together a fallen Mexican wrestler with serious rage issues, a just-out-of-prison ex-con with a regrettable face tattoo, and a recovering junkie motel owner in search of a kidney? That’s the premise of the berserk, blood-spattered, and wickedly entertaining feature debut from Ryan Prows. Set amidst the seedy underbelly of […]

Soundtrack review: I kill giants (Laurent Perez del Mar – 2018)

Soundtrack review: I kill giants (Laurent Perez del Mar – 2018)

  From the acclaimed graphic novel comes an epic adventure about a world beyond imagination. Teen Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe, The Conjuring 2) is the only thing that stands between terrible giants and the destruction of her small town. But as she boldly confronts her fears in increasingly dangerous ways, her new school counselor (Zoe […]

Soundtrack review: Atropa (Kevin Riepl – 2018)

Soundtrack review: Atropa (Kevin Riepl – 2018)

  “Atropa” is a new Canal+ streaming series. The 7-part adventure consisting of 11-13 minute-long episodes tells the story of a troubled Off-World Officer, running from his past, but finding himself slammed directly into it when he boards the mysterious spaceship ATROPA. A love-letter to the grungy science fiction movies of the 70s and 80s, […]

Soundtrack review: The changes (Paddy Kingsland – 1975)

  “The Changes” posits a Britain where a sudden enveloping noise emanating from all machinery and technology causes the population to destroy them. The resulting upheaval displaces many people and reverts society to a pre-industrial age where there is a deep suspicion of anyone who may be harbouring machinery. Even the words for technology are […]

Soundtrack review: Super Furball (Panu Aaltio – 2018)

Soundtrack review: Super Furball (Panu Aaltio – 2018)

  Based on the award-winning children’s novel by Paula Noronen, Super Furball tells the story of Emilia whose chance encounter with a guinea pig gives her special powers which she must learn to use. The classic superhero origin story is given a furry twist and an empowering message as Emilia not only uses her gift […]

Soundtrack review: The accused (Brad Fiedel – 1988, 2018)

Soundtrack review: The accused (Brad Fiedel – 1988, 2018)

  “The Accused” is a 1988 American courtroom drama movie directed by Jonathan Kaplan from a screenplay written by Tom Topor. The film stars Jodie Foster and Kelly McGillis in the lead roles alongwith Bernie Coulson, Leo Rossi, Ann Hearn, Carmen Argenziano, Steve Antin and Tom O’Brien in supporting roles. The film is set in […]

Soundtrack review: Shimmer Lake (Joseph Trapanese – 2017)

Soundtrack review: Shimmer Lake (Joseph Trapanese – 2017)

  “Shimmer Lake” is a 2017 American crime film written and directed by Oren Uziel. The film stars Benjamin Walker, Wyatt Russell, Rainn Wilson, Adam Pally, John Michael Higgins, Ron Livingston, Stephanie Sigman and Rob Corddry. The film was released on Netflix on June 9, 2017. An inventive crime thriller told backwards — reversing day […]

Soundtrack review: Wild (Matthijs Kieboom – 2018)

Soundtrack review: Wild (Matthijs Kieboom – 2018)

  Directed by Luc Enting, Wild was shot in the woods of Veluwe in the province of Gelderland. Following the life cycle of the forest for a year, the movie focuses on three particular animal species: the boar, the deer and the fox. Each animal takes a unique place in the ecosystem of the forest, […]

Soundtrack review: The king’s choice (Johan Soderquist – 2017)

  Erik Poppes film “The King’s Choice” is a historical drama, telling a fateful episode of Norway’s history. On the 9th of April 1940, the German war machine arrives into the fjords of Oslo with the warship Blücher. Norwegian monarch King Haakon VII faces a choice that will change his country forever. While the German […]

Soundtrack review: Shetland (John Lunn – 2013)

“Shetland” is a British television crime drama television series, made by ITV Studios for the BBC and broadcast on BBC One, that first broadcast on 10 March 2013. Initially based upon the novels of Ann Cleeves, the series was brought to screen by David Kane, who has remained a principal writer through all four series. […]

Soundtrack review: Survivors guide to prison (Sebastian Robinson – 2018)

  “Survivors Guide to Prison” is a 2018 documentary film directed by Matthew Cooke exploring the United States prison system, largely through the lens of two wrongly convicted men, Reggie Cole and Bruce Lisker. The film, narrated by Cooke and Susan Sarandon, focuses on problems one might face against the prison system via segments covering […]

Soundtrack review: Ready Player One (Alan Silvestri – 2018)

  “Ready Player One” is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on Cline’s 2011 novel of the same name. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance. The film is set […]

Soundtrack review: One strange rock (Daniel Pemberton – 2018)

  Darren Aronofsky…Will Smith.. Daniel Pemberton; a trifecta of director, star and composer that would make everyone think of one of the most exciting blockbusters of the year, right? Well, not quite this this team has assembled actually for a National Geographic documentary, an epic, cinematic event series that will redefine science and natural history […]

Soundtrack review: Jessica Jones (season 2) (Sean Callery – 2018)

  Marvel’s Jessica Jones, or simply Jessica Jones, is an American web television series created for Netflix by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Krysten Ritter stars as Jessica Jones, a former superhero who opens her own detective agency. The second season follows Jones as she takes on a […]

Soundtrack review: Mathilde (Marco Beltrami – 2017)

  “Mathilde” tells the story of the supposed romantic relationship between the heir to the Russian throne, Nicholas Romanov, and the ballerina of the Imperial Theater, Matilda Kshesinskaya. The story opens with the first meeting between the 22-year-old crown prince and 18-year-old ballerina in 1890, then follows the tormented affair up until the coronation of […]

Soundtrack review: Scandal (Chad Fischer – 2018)

  “Scandal” is an American political thriller television series starring Kerry Washington. Created by Shonda Rhimes, it debuted on ABC on April 5, 2012.[1] Kerry Washington’s character, Olivia Pope, is partially based on former George H.W. Bush administration press aide Judy Smith, who serves as a co-executive producer. The show takes place in Washington, D.C. […]

Soundtrack review: The strangers: Prey at night (Adrian Johnston – 2018)

  “THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT” is a reboot of Bryan Bertino’s 2008 cult classic The Strangers. The movie stars Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson and Bailee Madison. A road trip to visit relatives takes a dangerous turn when a family arrives at a secluded mobile home park that’s mysteriously deserted — until three masked psychopaths […]

Soundtrack review: Waco (Jeff Russo and Jordan Gagne – 2018)

  “Waco” is an American television miniseries based on the Waco siege that premiered on the Paramount Network on January 24, 2018. Waco reveals the story of the 51-day 1993 standoff between the FBI, ATF and David Koresh’s spiritual sect, The Branch Davidians, in Waco, Texas, that resulted in a deadly fire. It explores the […]

Soundtrack review: Platoon (expanded) (Georges Delerue – 1986, 2018)

  “Platoon” is a 1986 American anti-war film written and directed by Oliver Stone, starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, and Charlie Sheen. It is the first film of a trilogy of Vietnam War films directed by Stone, followed by Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Heaven & Earth (1993). Stone wrote the screenplay […]

Soundtrack review: Max and me (Mark Mckenzie – 2018)

  “Max and me” is a 2018 animation movie. It tells the true story of Polish priest Maximilian Kolbe, and the incredible challenges he faced during the Nazi invasion of Poland during World War II. Kolbe protected and helped Jews from Nazi persecution, and was punished for this, sent to Nazi German death camp, Auschwitz. […]

Soundtrack review: Pacific Rim Uprising (Lorne Balfe – 2018)

  “Pacific Rim Uprising” is an upcoming American science-fiction action film written and directed by Steven S. DeKnight in his feature-film directorial debut and co-written by Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, and T.S. Nowlin. It is the sequel to the 2013 film Pacific Rim by Guillermo del Toro. It stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, […]

Soundtrack review: Pacific Rim (Ramin Djawadi – 2013)

  “Pacific Rim” is a 2013 American science-fiction monster film directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Robert Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman. The screenplay was written by Travis Beacham and del Toro from a story by Beacham. The film is set in the […]

Soundtrack review: The hurricane heist (Lorne Balfe – 2018)

  “The Hurricane Heist” is an upcoming American heist action film directed by Rob Cohen and written by Cohen, Carlos Davis, Anthony Fingleton, Jeff Dixon and Scott Windhauser. The film stars Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten, and Ralph Ineson. A team of tech hackers embark on a $600 million robbery from a coastal U.S. […]

Soundtrack review: Marcella (Lorne Balfe – 2016)

  Set in contemporary London and starring Anna Friel, Marcella – from internationally renowned screenwriter and novelist Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge) – centers on the psychological struggles of a Metropolitan police officer at a crisis point in her personal life, driven by rejection and intuition. Returning to the Met’s Murder Squad after a 12-year career […]

Soundtrack review: A wrinkle in time (Ramin Djawadi – 2018)

  A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 American science fantasy adventure film directed by Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee, based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle. The film stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine. […]

Soundtrack review: Salvatore, questa e la vita (Paolo Vivaldi – 2006)

  Salvatore is a young orphan, living in Sicily with his little sister and his grandmother; after loosing his father in a tragic way he quits school and starts working as a fisherman and a farmer in order to support his little family. The Social Services soon discover the situation and resolve to put Salvatore […]

Soundtrack review: Worth fighting for (Brad Jerkins – 2018)

  “Worth fighting for” is a 2017 drama movie. Alex is struggling to find his place in the world, ending up as a bareknuckle boxer and bruiser for the mob. However, when he falls in love with Lily, he decides to give up that life, but that life isn’t quite ready to give him up […]

Soundtrack review: Love, Simon (Rob Simonsen – 2018)

  Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti […]

Soundtrack review: The cured (Rory Friers & Niall Kennedy – 2018)

  “The cured” is a 2018 horror film. In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by […]