Soundtrack review: Red (Tom Schutzinger – 2017)

Cue rating - 7.2/10 7.2/10 7.2/10   For her directorial debut into the medium of the moving image, Del Kathryn Barton gives audiences the short film, RED, starring Cate Blanchett, Alex Russell, Arella Plater, and the Sydney Dance Company’s Charmene Yap. The essential narrative in RED “illuminates the unusual mating rituals of the Australian Red […]

Soundtrack review: Cold skin (Victor Reyes – 2017)

Cue rating - 96% 96% 96%   “Cold Skin” is an upcoming French-Spanish sci-fi horror film directed by Xavier Gens. On the edge of the Antartic Circle, in the years after World War I, a steam ship approaches a desolate island far from all shipping lanes. On board is a young man, on his way […]

Soundtrack review: Wheelman (Brooke Blair and Will Blair – 2017)

Cue rating - 9.6/10 9.6/10 9.6/10   “Wheelman” is an American action thriller film written and directed by Jeremy Rush. The film stars Frank Grillo, Garret Dillahunt, Shea Whigham, and Caitlin Carmichael. Frank Grillo (Kingdom, Captain America: Civil War) stars as the wheelman, a getaway driver thrust into a high stakes race-to-survive after a bank […]

Soundtrack review: Paris can wait (Laura Karpman – 2017)

Cue rating - 9/10 9/10 9.0/10   “Paris Can Wait” is a 2016 comedy film directed, written and co-produced by Eleanor Coppola. The film tells about the journey of wife of a successful and extremely busy producer along with a fellow traveler, during which a romantic relationship begins between them. It stars Diane Lane, Alec […]

Soundtrack review: Troy (expanded) (James Horner – 2004)

Cue rating - 9.3/10 9.3/10 9.3/10   Troy was an ambitious attempt by writer David Benioff (co creator of “Game of thrones”) and director Wolfgang Petersen to recount the story of the Trojan War stripped of its mythological accretions. Inspired by Homer’s Iliad and, in part, Virgil’s Aeneid, the film features an all-star cast and […]

Soundtrack review: All I see is you (Marc Streitenfeld – 2017)

Cue rating - 9.3/10 9.3/10 9.3/10   “All I See Is You” is a 2016 psychological drama film directed by Marc Forster and written by Sean Conway. The film stars Blake Lively and Jason Clarke. The plot tells the story of a blind woman (portrayed by Blake Lively) and her husband (Jason Clarke). When her […]

Soundtrack review: Intent to destroy (Serj Tankian – 2017)

Cue rating - 9.4/10 9.4/10 9.4/10   Academy Award nominated director Joe Berlinger embeds with a historic feature film production on the set of Terry George’s “The Promise”, to take an unwavering look at the Armenian Genocide. Historians, scholars, and high-profile filmmakers come together in Berlinger’s cinematic exploration of the tangled web of responsibility that […]

Soundtrack review: Uncertain (Daniel Hart – 2017)

  “Uncertain” is a visually stunning and disarmingly funny portrait of the literal and figurative troubled waters of Uncertain, Texas, a 94-resident town so tucked away “you’ve got to be lost to find it”. Three uncertain men make their own bids for survival looking to find a more certain future. An ex-convict obsessed with Mr. […]

Soundtrack review: The rise of the synths EP 2 (2017)

Cue rating - 9.7/10 9.7/10 9.7/10   “The rise of the synths” is a travel in time towards the roots of a worldwide grass-root music scene known as Synthwave, an irresistible blend of modern electronic composition with 80s pop culture’s nostalgia, that over the last two years has transformed from a whisper on selected internet […]

Soundtrack review: The Meyerowitz stories (New and selected) (Randy Newman – 2017)

Cue rating - 9/10 9/10 9.0/10   From writer/director Noah Baumbach, THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED) is the emotional, and comic intergenerational tale of adult siblings (Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, and Elizabeth Marvel) contending with the long shadow their strong-willed father (Dustin Hoffman) has cast over their lives. With an original screenplay by Baumbach, […]

Soundtrack review: Miss Sloane (Max Richter – 2016)

Cue rating - 8.9/10 8.9/10 8.9/10   “Miss Sloane” is a 2016 political thriller film directed by John Madden and written by Jonathan Perera. The film stars Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alison Pill, Jake Lacy, John Lithgow, and Sam Waterston. In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the […]

Soundtrack review: Henry May long (Max Richter – 2009)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10   “Henry May Long” is a 2008 drama. Henry May and Henry Long are old friends from college who have not seen each other in quite a while. They meet one day in the street by happy accident – or so it seems. They re-kindle their friendship and we […]

Soundtrack review: Hampstead (Stephen Warbeck – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.9/10 8.9/10 8.9/10   “Hampstead” is a 2017 British drama film directed by Joel Hopkins and written by Robert Festinger. The film stars Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton, Lesley Manville, Jason Watkins and Simon Callow. An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath when they […]

Soundtrack review: Stealing sunrise 2: Malibu trail (Night runner – 2017)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10   “Stealing sunrise 2: Malibu trail is a 2017 action movie. Nine years after the 1986 crime-spree of Bunch, Sheriff Pat Porter’s daughter “Gina” receives some unexpected news from those events which compels her to continue the case to fulfill her deceased father’s legacy. That news brings her some […]

Soundtrack review: Justice League (Danny Elfman – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.8/10 8.8/10 8.8/10   “Justice League” is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name, consisting of Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, the film is intended to be the fifth instalment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). […]

Soundtrack review: LBJ (Marc Shaiman – 2017)

  “LBJ” is a 2016 American political drama film directed by Rob Reiner and written by Joey Hartstone. After powerful Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson (Woody Harrelson) loses the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination to Senator John F. Kennedy (Jeffrey Donovan), he agrees to be his young rival’s running mate. But once they win the election, […]

Soundtrack review: Frankenstein (Halli Cauthery – 2015)

Cue rating - 9/10 9/10 9.0/10 “Frankenstein” is a new adaptation of the story from filmmaker Bernard Rose, best known for directing Candyman. In this modern retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic, the story is told told entirely from the perspective of the Monster. Set in contemporary Los Angeles, the artificially created named Adam is left […]

Soundtrack review: My entire highschool sinking in the sea (Rani Sharone – 2017)

Cue rating - 8/10 8/10 8.0/10   From acclaimed graphic novelist Dash Shaw (New School) comes an audacious debut that is equal parts disaster cinema, high school comedy and blockbuster satire, told through a dream-like mixed media animation style that incorporates drawings, paintings and collage. Dash (Jason Schwartzman) and his best friend Assaf (Reggie Watts) […]

Soundtrack review: Smurfs- the lost village (Christopher Lennertz – 2017)

Cue rating - 9.5/10 9.5/10 9.5/10   Smurfs: The Lost Village is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and The Kerner Entertainment Company, with animation by Sony Pictures Imageworks, for Columbia Pictures. It is based on The Smurfs comic book series created by the Belgian comics artist Peyo, and […]

Soundtrack review: Loveless (Evgueni Galperine and Sacha Galperine – 2017)

Cue rating - 9.3/10 9.3/10 9.3/10   In LOVELESS, Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son […]

Soundtrack review: The void (various artists – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.2/10 8.2/10 8.2/10 “The Void” is a 2016 Canadian Lovecraftian horror film written and directed by Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie, and produced by Jonathan Bronfman and Casey Walker. When police officer Carter discovers a blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road, he rushes him to a local hospital with a bare […]

Soundtrack review: The lion woman (Uno Helmersson – 2017)

Cue rating - 9.8/10 9.8/10 9.8/10   “The Lion Woman” tells the tale of Eva Arctander, a girl who suffers from a rare genetic disorder which makes hairs grow over large parts of her body. Born in 1912 while her mother dies during childbirth, Eva’s father initially tries to hide his daughter, but Eva cannot […]

Soundtrack review: Wonderstruck (Carter Burwell – 2017)

Cue rating - 7.8/10 7.8/10 7.8/10 Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel, in WONDERSTRUCK Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When […]

Soundtrack review: Murder on the Orient Express (Patrick Doyle – 2017)

Cue rating - 9.3/10 9.3/10 9.3/10   “Murder on the Orient Express” is a 2017 mystery film directed by Kenneth Branagh. The screenplay by Michael Green is based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie. The film stars Branagh as Hercule Poirot, with Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, […]

Soundtrack review: Suburbicon (Alexandre Desplat – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.4/10 8.4/10 8.4/10   “Suburbicon” is a 2017 American crime comedy film directed by George Clooney and written by Clooney, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, and Grant Heslov. The film stars Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and Oscar Isaac, and follows a mild-mannered father who must face his demons after a home invasion shakes […]

Soundtrack review: M.F.A (Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.3/10 8.3/10 8.3/10   “M.F.A”. is a 2017 American thriller film directed by Natalia Leite and written by Leah McKendrick. The film stars Francesca Eastwood, Clifton Collins Jr., Leah McKendrick, Peter Vack, David Huynh, Marlon Young, David Sullivan, Michael Welch and Mike Manning. An art student taps into a rich source of […]

Soundtrack review: Once upon a time in Venice (Jeff Cardoni – 2017)

Cue rating - 7/10 7/10 7.0/10   “Once Upon a Time in Venice” is a 2017 American action comedy film directed and written by Mark and Robb Cullen in their directorial debuts. The film stars Bruce Willis, Jason Momoa, John Goodman, Thomas Middleditch, Famke Janssen, and Adam Goldberg. When a Los Angeles-based private detective named […]

Soundtrack review: Stasis (Scott Glasgow – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.6/10 8.6/10 8.6/10   “Stasis” is a 2017 Sci-fi film. After a night out partying and being left behind by friends, Ava sneaks back home to find that she’s already safe in bed. But that’s not Ava… it’s someone who looks like her. A time-traveling fugitive has stolen Ava’s body, which makes […]

Soundtrack review: Revolt (Bear McCreary – 2017)

Cue rating - 7.3/10 7.3/10 7.3/10   “Revolt” is a 2017 Sci-Fi movie. Set in the war-ravaged African countryside, an American soldier (Lee Pace) and a French foreign aid worker (Bérénice Marlohe) team up to survive the alien onslaught. As they journey through the battlefield in search of refuge, their bond will be tested when […]

Soundtrack review: Happy death day (Bear McCreary – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.4/10 8.4/10 8.4/10   “Happy Death Day” is a 2017 American slasher film directed by Christopher B. Landon and written by Scott Lobdell. It stars Jessica Rothe and Israel Broussard. The film was produced by Jason Blum through his Blumhouse Productions banner, and follows a college girl who is killed on her […]

Soundtrack review: Going in style (Rob Simonsen – 2017)

Cue rating - 9.1/10 9.1/10 9.1/10   “Going in Style” is a 2017 American heist comedy film directed by Zach Braff and written by Theodore Melfi. A remake of the 1979 film of the same name, it stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Joey King, Matt Dillon, Christopher Lloyd, Ann-Margret and John Ortiz, and […]

Soundtrack review: Gifted (Rob Simonsen – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.8/10 8.8/10 8.8/10   “Gifted” is a 2017 American drama film directed by Marc Webb and written by Tom Flynn. It stars Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, and Octavia Spencer. Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna […]

Soundtrack review: In dubious battle (Hauschka – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.8/10 8.8/10 8.8/10 “In dubious battle” is a 2016 drama directed by James Franco. In the California apple country, nine hundred migratory workers rise up “in dubious battle” against the landowners. The group takes on a life of its own-stronger than its individual members and more frightening. Led by the doomed Jim […]

Soundtrack review: Thank you for your service (Thomas Newman – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.3/10 8.3/10 8.3/10   “Thank You for Your Service” follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield. Starring an ensemble cast led […]

Soundtrack review: Thor: Ragnarok (Mark Mothersbaugh – 2017)

Cue rating - 9.7/10 9.7/10 9.7/10   “Thor: Ragnarok” is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World and the seventeenth film of the Marvel Cinematic […]

Soundtrack review: Albion: The enchanted stallion (George Kallis – 2016)

Cue rating - 9.1/10 9.1/10 9.1/10 “Albion: The enchanted stallion” is a 2016 adventure movie. The film follows the adventures of a twelve-year-old girl who gets transported to the mystical world of Albion with the help of a magical black stallion. Upon arrival, she discovers that she alone is the key to saving an entire […]

Soundtrack review: Nova seed (Stephen Verrall – 2016)

Cue rating - 8.4/10 8.4/10 8.4/10 “Nova seed” is a 2017 animated film directed by Nick DiLiberto. Beneath the decay of a dying world lives the Mad Doctor Mindskull. Using the planet’s power of creation he has created the ultimate Weapon. Can mankind find a way to stop this Evil before time runs out? The […]

Soundtrack review: Get out (Michael Abels – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.4/10 8.4/10 8.4/10 “Get Out” is a 2017 American horror film written, co-produced and directed by Jordan Peele, in his directorial debut. Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parent’s for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behaviour as nervous attempts to deal with their […]

Soundtrack review: Rock dog (Rolfe Kent – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.9/10 8.9/10 8.9/10 “Rock Dog” is a 2016 computer-animated comedy film. For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) […]

The devil’s candy (Michael Yezerski – 2015)

Cue rating - 7.7/10 7.7/10 7.7/10 In THE DEVIL’S CANDY Jesse, a struggling artist, moves with his wife and daughter into their dream house in rural Texas, the price driven down by the property’s dark past. Their lives soon begin to unravel as the demonic forces lurking in the house take hold of the young […]

Soundtrack review: CHiPs (Fil Eisler – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.6/10 8.6/10 8.6/10 “CHiPs” is a 2017 American action comedy buddy cop film written and directed by Dax Shepard, based on the 1977–1983 television series of the same name created by Rick Rosner. The film stars Shepard as Officer Jon Baker and Michael Peña as Frank “Ponch” Poncherello, with Rosa Salazar, Adam […]

Soundtrack review: All nighter (Alec Puro – 2017)

Cue rating - 7.4/10 7.4/10 7.4/10 “All Nighter” is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Gavin Wiesen and written by Seth W. Owen. The film stars Emile Hirsch, J. K. Simmons, and Kristen Schaal. When a globe-trotting, workaholic father (Simmons) trying to visit his daughter on a last minute layover in Los Angeles discovers […]

Soundtrack review: Sword of the assassin (Christopher Wong – 2012)

Cue rating - 8.9/10 8.9/10 8.9/10 “Sword of the Assassin” is a 2012 action film and Vietnam’s first Wuxia-style film, featuring martial arts scenes reminiscent of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon placed lush cinematography of beautiful Vietnamese landscape. The film tells the story of Nguyen Vu, the the sole survivor of his family who got executed […]

Soundtrack review: Jigsaw (Charlie Clouser – 2017)

Cue rating - 8.9/10 8.9/10 8.9/10   “Jigsaw” is a 2017 American horror film directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, written by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger, and starring Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, and Hannah Emily Anderson. It is the eighth instalment in the Saw franchise, picking up over a decade after […]