Soundtrack review: Alien: Covenant (Jed Kurzel – 2017)

Cue rating - 9.4/10 9.4/10 9.4/10 “Alien: Covenant” is a 2017 American science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott and written by John Logan and Dante Harper, with a story by Michael Green and Jack Paglen. The film is a sequel to the 2012 film Prometheus, the second installment in the Alien prequel series, […]

Soundtrack review: The promise (Gabriel Yared – 2017)

Cue rating - 9.4/10 9.4/10 9.4/10 “The Promise” is a 2016 American historical drama film directed by Terry George and starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale, set in the final years of the Ottoman Empire. “The Promise” is about a love triangle that develops between Armenian medical student Mikael (Isaac), an American […]

Soundtrack review: Guardians of the galaxy vol. 2 (Tyler Bates – 2017)

Cue rating - 9.3/10 9.3/10 9.3/10 “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy and the fifteenth film […]

Soundtrack review: Colossal (Bear McCreary – 2016)

Cue rating - 7.8/10 7.8/10 7.8/10 “Colossal” is a 2016 science fiction comedy film directed and written by Nacho Vigalondo. The film stars Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell, Simon Pegg, Agam Darshi and Tim Blake Nelson. After losing her job and boyfriend in New York City, Gloria (Anne Hathaway) moves back to […]

Soundtrack review: The boss baby (Hans Zimmer & Steve Mazzaro – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.9/10 8.9/10 8.9/10 “The Boss Baby” is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, loosely based on the 2010 picture book of the same name written and illustrated by Marla Frazee.Produced by DreamWorks Animation, the film is directed by Tom McGrath and written by Michael McCullers. It stars the voices of Alec […]

Soundtrack review: Power Rangers (Brian Tyler -2017)

Cue rating - 8.6/10 8.6/10 8.6/10 “Saban’s Power Rangers”  (or simply Power Rangers) is a 2017 American superhero film based on the team of the same name, written by John Gatins and directed by Dean Israelite. It is the third film of the Power Rangers film franchise, and is a reboot that features the main […]

Soundtrack review: Kong: Skull Island (Henry Jackman – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.3/10 8.3/10 8.3/10 “Kong: Skull Island” is a 2017 American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and written by Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly, from a story by John Gatins. The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and serves as the second film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse. It […]

Soundtrack review: Logan (Marco Beltrami – 2017)

Cue rating - 9.4/10 9.4/10 9.4/10 “Logan” is a 2017 American superhero drama film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman. The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the tenth installment in the X-Men film series, and the third film focused on Wolverine, following X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and The Wolverine […]

Soundtrack review: The founder (Carter Burwell – 2016)

Cue rating - 7.9/10 7.9/10 7.9/10 “The Founder” is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and written by Robert Siegel. The film stars Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc and portrays the story of his creation of the McDonald’s fast food chain. Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch co-star as McDonald’s […]

Soundtrack review: Rings (Matthew Margeson – 2017)

Cue rating - 7.9/10 7.9/10 7.9/10 Rings is a 2017 American supernatural psychological horror film directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez, written by David Loucka, Jacob Aaron Estes, and Akiva Goldsman, and starring Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D’Onofrio, Aimee Teegarden and Bonnie Morgan. It is the third feature-length film in the American Ring […]

Soundtrack review: The warrior’s gate (Klaus Badelt – 2016)

Cue rating - 7.8/10 7.8/10 7.8/10 “The Warriors Gate” is a 2016 Chinese-French action-adventure-fantasy film directed by Matthias Hoene.It was released in China on November 18, 2016 in 2D, 3D and China Film Giant Screen 3D. A teenager was transported to China in a magical way for a mission to accomplish by saving the princess […]

Soundtrack review: A monster calls (Fernando Velazquez – 2016)

Cue rating - 9.1/10 9.1/10 9.1/10 “A Monster Calls” is a 2016 dark fantasy drama film directed by J. A. Bayona and written by Patrick Ness, based on his novel of the same name. The film stars Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson, and tells the story of Conor (MacDougal), […]

Soundtrack review: Contratiempo (Fernando Velazquez – 2016)

Cue rating - 9/10 9/10 9.0/10 “Contratiempo” is a 2016 thriller written and directed by Oriol Paulo. Adrián Doria, a wealthy businessman named Man of the Year due to his high-tech company and his trade agreements with the Asian market, meets Virginia Goodman, a veteran lawyer expert in witness preparation and judicial declaration Arrested by […]

Soundtrack review: Gold (Daniel Pemberton – 2016)

Cue rating - 8.6/10 8.6/10 8.6/10 “Gold” is a 2016 American crime adventure film directed by Stephen Gaghan and written by Gaghan, Patrick Massett and John Zinman. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Édgar Ramírez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Toby Kebbell, Craig T. Nelson, Stacy Keach and Bruce Greenwood. The film is loosely based on […]

Soundtrack review: The space between us (Andrew Lockington – 2017)

Cue rating - 9.2/10 9.2/10 9.2/10 “The Space Between Us” is a 2017 American romantic science fiction film directed by Peter Chelsom, produced by Richard B. Lewis, and written by Allan Loeb, from a story by Stewart Schill, Lewis and Allan Loeb. The film stars Asa Butterfield, Gary Oldman, Britt Robertson, and Carla Gugino, and […]

Soundtrack review: A cure for wellness (Benjamin Wallfisch – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.9/10 8.9/10 8.9/10 “A Cure for Wellness” is a 2016 psychological horror thriller film directed by Gore Verbinski and written by Justin Haythe. The film stars Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs and Mia Goth, and follows a young executive who is sent to a mysterious rehabilitation center in the Swiss Alps. An ambitious […]

Soundtrack review: The book of love (Justin Timberlake – 2017)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10 “The Book of Love” (originally titled The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea) is an American film directed and rewritten by Bill Purple from an original script by Robbie Pickering featuring Maisie Williams, Jessica Biel, Jason Sudeikis, Mary Steenburgen, Orlando Jones, and Paul Reiser. Henry (Jason Sudeikis) is an […]

Soundtrack review: Split (West Dylan Thordson – 2017)

Soundtrack review: Split (West Dylan Thordson – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.5/10 8.5/10 8.5/10 “Split” is a 2016 American psychological horror film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film stars James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy and Betty Buckley and follows a man with 23 different personalities who kidnaps three girls. This movie takes place in the same universe as my favorite Shyamalan […]

Soundtrack review: Underworld – Blood wars (Michael Wandmacher – 2017)

Cue rating - 7.6/10 7.6/10 7.6/10 “Underworld: Blood Wars” is a 2017 American action horror film directed by Anna Foerster (in her directorial debut). It is the fifth installment in the Underworld franchise and the sequel to Underworld: Awakening (2012), with Kate Beckinsale reprising her role as Selene. The main cast also includes Theo James, […]

Soundtrack review: The Lego Batman movie (Lorne Balfe – 2017)

Soundtrack review: The Lego Batman movie (Lorne Balfe – 2017)

Cue rating - 9/10 9/10 9.0/10 “The Lego Batman Movie” is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated action-comedy superhero film and produced by Warner Animation Group. The film is directed by Chris McKay and written by Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern & John Whittington. It is a spin-off of the 2014 film The […]

Soundtrack review: Patriots day (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – 2017)

Soundtrack review: Patriots day (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – 2017)

Cue rating - 9/10 9/10 9.0/10 “Patriots Day” is a 2016 American mystery thriller-drama film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the subsequent terrorist manhunt. The film is directed by Peter Berg and written by Berg, Matt Cook and Joshua Zetumer, based on the book Boston Strong by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge. It […]

Soundtrack review: Brimstone (Tom Holkenborg – 2016)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10 “Brimstone” is a 2016 western thriller film conceived, written and directed by Martin Koolhoven.  The film stars Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Kit Harington and Carice van Houten. It is described as a triumphant epic of survival and a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of […]

Soundtrack review: Trancers II (Phil Davies & Mark Ryder – 1991, 2016)

Soundtrack review: Trancers II (Phil Davies & Mark Ryder – 1991, 2016)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10 “Trancers II” is a 1991 American action science fiction film directed by Charles Band. It is the sequel to Trancers starring Tim Thomerson and Helen Hunt. The plot involves once again time travel with the help of drug injections. The two composers Phil Davies and Mark Ryder returned to […]

Soundtrack review: Trancers (Phil Davies & Mark Ryder – 1984,2016)

Soundtrack review: Trancers (Phil Davies & Mark Ryder – 1984,2016)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10 “Trancers” is a 1984 science fiction film. It was directed by Charles Band and stars Tim Thomerson and Helen Hunt. It is the first film in the Trancers series.  This film portrays a method of time travel: People can travel back in time by injecting themselves with a drug […]

Soundtrack review: Christine (Danny Bensi and Saunder Juriaans – 2016)

Soundtrack review: Christine (Danny Bensi and Saunder Juriaans – 2016)

Cue rating - 7.6/10 7.6/10 7.6/10 “Christine” is a 2016 American-British biographical drama film directed by Antonio Campos and written by Craig Shilowich. It stars actress Rebecca Hall as 1970s news reporter Christine Chubbuck who committed suicide on live television. The film takes place in the last days of Christine Chubbuck’s life as she struggles […]

Soundtrack review: Loving (David Wingo – 2016)

Soundtrack review: Loving (David Wingo – 2016)

Cue rating - 8/10 8/10 8.0/10 “Loving” is a 2016 historical drama film written and directed by Jeff Nichols. It features Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia in a story about an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation […]

Soundtrack review: Live by night (Harry Gregson Williams – 2016)

Soundtrack review: Live by night (Harry Gregson Williams – 2016)

Cue rating - 7.7/10 7.7/10 7.7/10 “Live by Night” is a 2016 American crime film written, directed and co-produced by Ben Affleck, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane. The film stars Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Chris Cooper. Set in the 1920s […]

Soundtrack review: Quarries (Isaias Garcia – 2016)

Soundtrack review: Quarries (Isaias Garcia – 2016)

Cue rating - 9/10 9/10 9.0/10 “Quarries” is a 2015 horror film directed by Nils Taylor. A hiking expedition venturing out into the uncharted wilderness meets tragedy when a group of hunters selects them as prey. The score was written by Isaias Garcia. The cover of this soundtrack attracted me as it showed a beautiful […]

Soundtrack review: Lion (Dustin O’Halloran & Hauschka – 2016)

Soundtrack review: Lion (Dustin O’Halloran & Hauschka – 2016)

Cue rating - 9/10 9/10 9.0/10 Five year old Saroo (Dev Patel of “Slumdog Millionaire”) gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham). Twenty […]

Soundtrack review: Hannibal (Hans Zimmer – 2001)

Soundtrack review: Hannibal (Hans Zimmer – 2001)

Cue rating - 9.7/10 9.7/10 9.7/10 “Hannibal” is a 2001 American crime thriller film directed by Ridley Scott, adapted from the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris. It is the sequel to the 1991 Academy Award–winning film The Silence of the Lambs in which Anthony Hopkins returns to his role as the iconic […]

Soundtrack review: Powder (Jerry Goldsmith – 1995, 2016)

Soundtrack review: Powder (Jerry Goldsmith – 1995, 2016)

Cue rating - 9.2/10 9.2/10 9.2/10 “Powder” is a 1995 American fantasy drama film written and directed by Victor Salva and starring Sean Patrick Flanery in the titular role, with Jeff Goldblum, Mary Steenburgen, Bradford Tatum and Lance Henriksen in supporting roles. It is about Jeremy “Powder” Reed, who has an incredible intellect, as well […]

Soundtrack review: American pastoral (Alexandre Desplat – 2016)

Soundtrack review: American pastoral (Alexandre Desplat – 2016)

Cue rating - 7.7/10 7.7/10 7.7/10 “American Pastoral” is a 2016 American crime-drama film directed by Ewan McGregor, making his directorial debut, and written by John Romano, based on the 1997 novel of the same name by Philip Roth. The film stars McGregor, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Connelly, Rupert Evans and Valorie Curry. Set in 1960s […]

Soundtrack review: First girl I loved (John Swihart – 2016)

Soundtrack review: First girl I loved (John Swihart – 2016)

Cue rating - 8.8/10 8.8/10 8.8/10 “First Girl I Loved” is a poignant coming-of-age tale that captures all the anxiety, bravery, and heartbreak of first love. On assignment for her high-school yearbook, social-misfit Anne (Dylan Gelula) charmingly hits it off with the beautiful star of the softball team, Sasha (Brianna Hildebrand). But when Anne tells […]

Soundtrack review: I am not ashamed (Timothy Williams – 2016)

Soundtrack review: I am not ashamed (Timothy Williams – 2016)

“I’m Not Ashamed” is an upcoming 2016 drama film based on the journals of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre in Columbine, Colorado. Scott will be the main protagonist, while the two gunmen during the shooting, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold will be the main antagonists. The score was […]

Soundtrack review: Masterminds (Geoff Zanelli – 2016)

Soundtrack review: Masterminds (Geoff Zanelli – 2016)

Cue rating - 6.3/10 6.3/10 6.3/10 “Masterminds” is a 2016 American crime comedy film based on the 1997 Loomis Fargo Robbery in North Carolina. Directed by Jared Hess and written by Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer and Emily Spivey, the film stars Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis. The Loomis Fargo Bank Robbery […]

Soundtrack review: Se7en (expanded) (Howard Shore – 1995, 2016)

Soundtrack review: Se7en (expanded) (Howard Shore – 1995, 2016)

Cue rating - 9.6/10 9.6/10 9.6/10 “Seven” (sometimes stylized as SE7EN) is a 1995 American mystery neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher, and stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. McGinley, R. Lee Ermey, and Kevin Spacey. The film was based on a screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker. It tells the […]

Soundtrack review: I.T. (Timothy Williams – 2016)

Soundtrack review: I.T. (Timothy Williams – 2016)

Cue rating - 8/10 8/10 8.0/10 “I.T.” is a thriller film directed by John Moore and written by Dan Kay and William Wisher. It stars Pierce Brosnan. Mike Regan (Brosnan) is a self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife (Friel), a beautiful teenage daughter (Scott) and a sleek, state-of-the-art smart home. His company […]

Soundtrack review: Batman: Bad Blood (Frederik Wiedmann – 2016)

Soundtrack review: Batman: Bad Blood (Frederik Wiedmann – 2016)

“Batman: Bad Blood” is a 2016 direct-to-video animated superhero film which is part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies. It serves as a sequel to the 2015 film Batman vs. Robin. The film was released on January 20, 2016 for iTunes and the Google Play Store, and on DVD and Blu-ray on February 2, […]

Soundtrack review: Inferno (Hans Zimmer – 2016)

Soundtrack review: Inferno (Hans Zimmer – 2016)

Cue rating - 9.8/10 9.8/10 9.8/10 It’s been almost two years since the last great solo Hans Zimmer score and this one has been a long time coming from my favourite composer. The third score in the “Da Vinci Code” trilogy is upon us and I’ve been waiting a long long time for this one. […]

Soundtrack review: The disappointments room (Brian Tyler – 2016)

Soundtrack review: The disappointments room (Brian Tyler – 2016)

Cue rating - 8.7/10 8.7/10 8.7/10 “The Disappointments Room” is a 2016 American horror film directed D. J. Caruso, written by Wentworth Miller, and starring Kate Beckinsale and Lucas Till as a couple in a new house that contains a hidden room with a dark, haunted past. A town historian tells Dana (Beckinsale) that houses […]

Soundtrack review: The girl on the train (Danny Elfman – 2016)

Soundtrack review: The girl on the train (Danny Elfman – 2016)

Cue rating - 6.8/10 6.8/10 6.8/10 “The Girl on the Train” is a 2016 American mystery thriller drama film directed by Tate Taylor and written by Erin Cressida Wilson, based on the 2015 debut novel of the same name. The film stars Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Édgar […]

Soundtrack review: Snowden (orchestral score) (Craig Armstrong – 2016)

Soundtrack review: Snowden (orchestral score) (Craig Armstrong – 2016)

Cue rating - 7.5/10 7.5/10 7.5/10 “Snowden” is a 2016 biographical political thriller film directed by Oliver Stone and written by Stone and Kieran Fitzgerald. The film is based on the books The Snowden Files by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. The cast includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, […]

Soundtrack review: Snowden (Craig Armstrong and Adam Peters – 2016)

Soundtrack review: Snowden (Craig Armstrong and Adam Peters – 2016)

Cue rating - 8.3/10 8.3/10 8.3/10 “Snowden” is a 2016 biographical political thriller film directed by Oliver Stone and written by Stone and Kieran Fitzgerald. The film is based on the books The Snowden Files by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. The cast includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, […]