Soundtrack review: Game night (Cliff Martinez – 2018)

  Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the action comedy GAME NIGHT, in theaters nationwide on February 23, stars Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks, arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and […]

Soundtrack review: Den of thieves (Cliff Martinez – 2018)

Cue rating - 9.6/10 9.6/10 9.6/10   “Den of Thieves” is a 2018 American heist film written, directed and produced by Christian Gudegast. It stars Gerard Butler, 50 Cent, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr. A gritty L.A crime saga which follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA […]

Soundtrack review: Winchester (Peter Spierig – 2018)

  After the sudden death of her family, firearms heiress Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren) becomes convinced that she’s haunted by the souls of those killed by guns. Winchester then decides to build an enormous mansion that’s designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. When skeptical psychiatrist Eric Price (Jason Clarke) visits the estate to […]

Soundtrack review: Dead shack (Humans – 2018)

Cue rating - 8.9/10 8.9/10 8.9/10   It’s shaping up to be a pretty good weekend for shy 14-year-old Jason. He’s driving up to a cottage in the woods with his brash best friend Colin, Colin’s older sister Summer and their father/step-mother duo of Roger and Lisa,Things quickly take a turn when Jason, Colin and […]

Soundtrack review: Fallen (Mark Isham – 2018)

Cue rating - 9.4/10 9.4/10 9.4/10   “Fallen” is a 2016 Hungarian-American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Scott Hicks, based on the novel of same name by Lauren Kate. The film stars Addison Timlin, Jeremy Irvine, Harrison Gilbertson, and Joely Richardson. Lucinda “Luce” Price is a strong-willed seventeen-year-old living a seemingly ordinary life until […]

Soundtrack review: Diverge (Will Blair and Brooke Blair – 2018)

Cue rating - 8.5/10 8.5/10 8.5/10   “Diverge” is a 2018 drama. In the wake of a deadly pandemic, a man cares for his dying wife while searching for a cure. A stranger kidnaps him and presents him with the opportunity to enter a parallel dimension before the pandemic to find the one responsible and […]

Soundtrack review: Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson – 2018)

Cue rating - 9.8/10 9.8/10 9.8/10   “Black Panther” is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the eighteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Ryan Coogler […]

Soundtrack review: Fifty shades freed (Danny Elfman – 2018)

Cue rating - 7.6/10 7.6/10 7.6/10   “Fifty Shades Freed” is a 2018 American erotic romantic drama film directed by James Foley and written by Niall Leonard, based on the novel of the same name by E. L. James. It is the third and final installment in the Fifty Shades film series after Fifty Shades […]

Soundtrack review: A ghost story (Daniel Hart – 2017)

Cue rating - 9.2/10 9.2/10 9.2/10   “A Ghost Story” is a 2017 American supernatural drama film written and directed by David Lowery. It stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, with supporting performances from Will Oldham, Sonia Acevedo, Rob Zabrecky and Liz Franke. In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of […]

Soundtrack review: The ritual (Ben Lovett – 2018)

Cue rating - 9.1/10 9.1/10 9.1/10   “The Ritual” is a 2017 British horror film directed by David Bruckner and written by Joe Barton. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Adam Nevill. The film stars Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier and Sam Troughton. A group of college friends […]

Soundtrack review: Beyond skyline (Nathan Whitehead – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.8/10 8.8/10 8.8/10   “Beyond Skyline” is an 2017 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Liam O’Donnell and stars Frank Grillo, Bojana Novakovic, Iko Uwais, Callan Mulvey, Yayan Ruhian, Betty Gabriel and Antonio Fargas. It is the direct sequel to the 2010’s Skyline. The plot reads that A tough-as-nails detective […]

Soundtrack review: The Cloverfield paradox (Bear McCreary – 2018)

Cue rating - 9.6/10 9.6/10 9.6/10   “The Cloverfield Paradox” is a 2018 American science fiction horror film directed by Julius Onah, written by Oren Uziel and Doug Jung, and produced by J. J. Abrams’s Bad Robot Productions. It is the third installment in the Cloverfield franchise, following Cloverfield (2008) and 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016). […]

Soundtrack review: Early man (Harry Gregson-Williams & Tom Howe – 2018)

Cue rating - 7.7/10 7.7/10 7.7/10   “Early Man” is a 2018 British stop-motion animated adventure comedy film directed by Nick Park, written by Mark Burton and James Higginson starring the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams and Timothy Spall. Set during the Stone Age when prehistoric creatures and cavemen roamed the Earth, […]

Soundtrack review: The mercy (Johnann Johannsson – 2018)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10   “The Mercy” is an upcoming British biographical drama film, directed by James Marsh and written by Scott Z. Burns. It is based on the true story of the disastrous attempt by the amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst to complete the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968 and his […]

Soundtrack review: Abe & Phil’s last poker game (Steven Argila – 2018)

Cue rating - 8.6/10 8.6/10 8.6/10   When Dr. Abe Mandelbaum (Martin Landau) moves into the nursing home, Cliffside Manor, with his deteriorating wife Molly, he forms an improbable relationship with gambler and womanizer, Phil Nicoletti (Paul Sorvino). Even though at first Abe feels that moving into the home is the end of the road, […]

Soundtrack review: Rage (Ryuichi Sakamoto – 2016)

Cue rating - 9.3/10 9.3/10 9.3/10   “Rage” (怒り Ikari) is a Japanese suspense mystery drama film directed by Lee Sang-il, based on Shuichi Yoshida’s mystery novel of the same name. A grisly unsolved murder links three seemingly unrelated stories in three different Japanese cities. Ryuichi Sakamoto wrote the score and I am always interested […]

Soundtrack review: Deep (Fernando Velazquez – 2018)

Cue rating - 9.3/10 9.3/10 9.3/10   “Deep” is a 2017 American and Spanish computer-animated film directed by Julio Soto Gurpide. Inspiration for the film came from Julio’s deep sea diving experiences. In 2100, when humanity has abandoned the earth, a colony of extravagant creatures still thrives in the deepest abyss of the ocean. Deep, […]

Soundtrack review: American Folk (Ben Lovett – 2018)

Cue rating - 9.7/10 9.7/10 9.7/10   “American Folk” is a 2017 American drama film. When their plane from Los Angeles to New York is grounded on the morning of September 11, 2001, strangers Elliott (Joe Purdy) and Joni (Amber Rubarth) are unexpectedly thrust together amidst the chaos of that historic day. With little in […]

Soundtrack review: Burn out (Gregoire Auger – 2018)

Cue rating - 9.3/10 9.3/10 9.3/10   “Burn out” is a 2018 French thriller. Head burned, addicted to thrills, Tony lives for one thing: become a professional motorcycle super-bike driver. Until the day he discovers that his son’s mother is linked to the gypsy underworld. The only way out of this gear: put his talents […]

Soundtrack review: Britannia (Neil Davidge – 2018)

Cue rating - 8.1/10 8.1/10 8.1/10   “Britannia” is a British historical period drama written by Jez Butterworth. The nine-part series is the first co-production between Sky and Amazon Prime Video, and stars Kelly Reilly, David Morrissey, Zoë Wanamaker, Liana Cornell and Stanley Weber. Set in AD 43, the series follows ancient Rome’s conquest of […]

Soundtrack review: Black mirror – Black museum (Cristobal Tapia de Veer – 2018)

Cue rating - 8.4/10 8.4/10 8.4/10   “Black Mirror” is a British science fiction anthology television series created by Charlie Brooker, with Brooker and Annabel Jones serving as the programme’s showrunners. It centres on dark and satirical themes that examine modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. Episodes are standalone […]

Soundtrack review: Thi Mai (Fernando Velazquez – 2018)

Cue rating - 8.3/10 8.3/10 8.3/10   “Thi Mai” is a 2017 Spanish drama. Carmen is a mother who lost her young daughter in an accident. After staying desolated cause the lost, the woman receives a letter where says that she has accepted to adopt a Vietnamese child. Carmen will decide to searching her baby […]

Soundtrack review: Puppet on a chain (Piero Piccioni – 1971)

Cue rating - 8.7/10 8.7/10 8.7/10   “Puppet on a Chain” is a 1971 British thriller film directed by Geoffrey Reeve and starring Sven-Bertil Taube, Barbara Parkins and Alexander Knox. It is based on the novel Puppet on a Chain by Alistair MacLean. Following a triple professional hit a U.S. agent arrives in Amsterdam to […]

Soundtrack review: Ingrid goes west (Jonathan Sadoff & Nick Thorburn – 2017)

Cue rating - 8/10 8/10 8.0/10   “Ingrid Goes West” is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Matt Spicer and written by Spicer and David Branson Smith. The film stars Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, Billy Magnussen, Wyatt Russell, Pom Klementieff and O’Shea Jackson Jr. Ingrid Thorburn is an unhinged social media stalker with a […]

Soundtrack review: Barry (Danny Bensi and Saunder Juriaans – 2017)

Cue rating - 9.3/10 9.3/10 9.3/10   “Barry” is a 2016 American drama film directed by Vikram Gandhi about Barack Obama’s life at Columbia University in 1981. It stars Devon Terrell, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell, Ashley Judd, Jenna Elfman, Ellar Coltrane, Avi Nash and Linus Roache. A look at the early life of Barack Obama. […]

Soundtrack review: The star (John Paesano – 2018)

Cue rating - 8.8/10 8.8/10 8.8/10   “The Star” is a 2017 American computer-animated Christian adventure comedy film directed by Timothy Reckart. Based on the Nativity of Jesus, and an original idea by Tom Sheridan, the screenplay was written by Carlos Kotkin and Simon Moore. It is produced by Sony Pictures Animation, with partnership from […]

Soundtrack review: Beauty and beast (deluxe edition) (Alan Menken – 2017)

Cue rating - 9.4/10 9.4/10 9.4/10   “Beauty and the Beast” is a 2017 American musical romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos, and co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films. The film is based on Disney’s 1991 animated film of the same name, […]

Soundtrack review: The commuter (Roque Banos – 2018)

Cue rating - 7.9/10 7.9/10 7.9/10   “The Commuter is a 2018 action thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and written by Byron Willinger, Philip de Blasi, and Ryan Engle. The film stars Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Elizabeth McGovern, and Sam Neill. Michael McCauley (Liam Neeson) is an insurance salesman who […]

Soundtrack review: 5 to 7 (Danny Bensi and Sauder Juriaans – 2017)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10   “5 to 7” is a 2014 American romantic film written and directed by Victor Levin and starring Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Olivia Thirlby, Lambert Wilson, Frank Langella and Glenn Close. Yelchin plays Brian, a 24-year-old writer who has an affair with a 33-year-old married French woman, Arielle (Marlohe). […]

Soundtrack review: Hangman (Frederik Wiedmann – 2017)

Cue rating - 9.2/10 9.2/10 9.2/10   “Hangman” is a 2017 American crime thriller film directed by Johnny Martin and written by Charles Huttinger and Michael Caissie. The film stars Al Pacino, Karl Urban, Joe Anderson, Sarah Shahi, and Brittany Snow. Decorated homicide detective Ray Archer (Al Pacino) partners with criminal profiler Will Ruiney (Karl […]

Soundtrack review: Proud Mary (Fil Eisler – 2018)

Cue rating - 8.8/10 8.8/10 8.8/10   “Proud Mary” is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Babak Najafi, from a screenplay written by John S. Newman and Christian Swegal. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown, Danny Glover, Neal McDonough, Xander Berkeley, and Margaret Avery. Mary is a successful hitwoman working for […]

Soundtrack review: Queen’s messenger (Stelvio Cipriani – 2001)

Cue rating - 7.7/10 7.7/10 7.7/10   “Queen’s messenger” is a 2001 action movie. By order of Her Majesty’s Foreign Office, Captain Strong is given a dangerous assignment to deliver a delicate communication to the British Ambassador in Kazakhstan. As the senior officer for the elite Queen’s Messenger corps, Captain Strong must pledge to protect […]

Soundtrack review: The vault (Shaun Drew – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.4/10 8.4/10 8.4/10   Co-written by and directed by Dan Bush, The Vault stars Franco (The Disaster Artist) as Ed Maas, the assisting bank manager who gets caught up helping two estranged sisters (Taryn Manning, Francesca Eastwood) pull off the perfect heist in order to save their brother. In fact, their plan […]

Soundtrack review: 12 strong (Lorne Balfe – 2018)

Cue rating - 8.7/10 8.7/10 8.7/10   “12 Strong” (also known as 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers) is an upcoming American war drama film directed by Nicolai Fuglsig and written by Ted Tally and Peter Craig. The film is based on Doug Stanton’s non-fiction book Horse Soldiers, which tells the […]

Soundtrack review: 1492: Conquest of Paradise (Vangelis – 1992)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10   “1492: Conquest of Paradise” (in French, 1492 : Christophe Colomb) is a 1992 French-Spanish epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Roselyne Bosch, which tells the fictionalized story of the travels to the New World by the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus (Gérard Depardieu) and […]

Soundtrack review: Phantom thread (Jonny Greenwood – 2018)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10   “Phantom Thread” is a 2017 American historical drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, set in London’s couture world in the 1950s. It stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, and Vicky Krieps. It is reportedly Day-Lewis’s last film role. Amid the glamour of London in the 1950s, […]

Soundtrack review: A rising tide (Ronen Landa – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.6/10 8.6/10 8.6/10   An inspirational story of redemption, A Rising Tide tells the tale of a young chef, Sam Rama (Hunter Parrish). After the destruction of his family’s well-established Atlantic City restaurant during Hurricane Sandy, Sam must grow up quickly, taking the biggest risks of his life, both in business and […]

Soundtrack review: The white king (Joanna Bruzdowicz – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.6/10 8.6/10 8.6/10   “The White King” is a 2016 British sci-fi-drama film written and directed by Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by György Dragomán. The film follows Djata (Lorenzo Allchurch), a 12-year-old boy growing up in a dystopian territory, […]

Soundtrack review: Fifty shades darker (Danny Elfman – 2017)

Cue rating - 7.6/10 7.6/10 7.6/10   “Fifty Shades Darker” is a 2017 American erotic romantic drama film directed by James Foley and written by Niall Leonard, based on E. L. James’s novel of the same name. The second film in the Fifty Shades film series, it is the sequel to the 2015 film Fifty […]

Soundtrack review: The strange ones (Brian McOmber – 2018)

Cue rating - 9.3/10 9.3/10 9.3/10   “The Strange Ones” is a 2017 American drama film directed by Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein and written by Christopher Radcliff. The film stars Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson, Emily Althaus, Gene Jones, Owen Campbell and Tobias Campbell. Mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across […]

Soundtrack review: The exorcist (Tyler Bates – 2016)

Cue rating - 9/10 9/10 9.0/10   “The Exorcist” is an American anthology horror drama television series that debuted on Fox on September 23, 2016. The series stars Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels and Geena Davis, and is based on the William Peter Blatty novel of the same name. A sequel to the 1973 film of […]

Soundtrack review: Hostiles (Max Richter – 2018)

Cue rating - 9.5/10 9.5/10 9.5/10   “Hostiles” is a 2017 American period western film written and directed by Scott Cooper, based on an original story by Donald E. Stewart. It stars Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Ben Foster, Stephen Lang, Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane, Adam Beach, and Q’orianka Kilcher. In 1892, a legendary […]

Soundtrack review: The death of Stalin (Christopher Willis – 2017)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10   “The Death of Stalin” is a 2017 British-French political satire film directed by Armando Iannucci. It chronicles the Soviet power struggles occasioned by the death of dictator Joseph Stalin in 1953. The film is based on the graphic novel of the same name, translated from the French original […]

Soundtrack review: Viking (Dean Valentine – 2017)

Cue rating - 9/10 9/10 9.0/10   “Viking” (Russian: Викинг) is a 2016 Russian historical film about medieval prince Vladimir the Great, Prince of Novgorod directed by Andrei Kravchuk and starring Danila Kozlovsky and Svetlana Khodchenkova. With a budget of $20.8 million, Viking was the third most expensive Russian film. Kievan Rus, late 10th century. […]