Sunday, 30 November 2014


Check it out... if you desire heartfelt, well-developed and passionate music which manages to delve into emotional depths that have never been seen by this composer prior

Skip it... if you demand or seek complex or intricate instrumentation and composition, as The Theory of Everything seeks to harness emotional range instead

Sunday, 23 November 2014

WHIPLASH (2014) Film Review

Check it out... if you're a fan of fast-paced cinematography and editing, effective and harrowing performances or jazz, for Whiplash encompasses all of such and more

Skip it... if you have little taste for stories involving musical triumph or hardship, or desire something conventional or full of generic-isms, something of which Whiplash boasts none of


Check it out... if you're a fan of the prior scores in the series and their thematic intentions, for Mockingjay Part 1 seems to take everything exceptional about the previous two albums and combine them for a satisfying, highly entertaining and emotionally resonant third inclusion into the series

Skip it... if you weren't a fan of either of the previous efforts for The Hunger Games series, didn't enjoy the flourishing and colourful instrumentation and writing for Maleficent; a score which boasts of many of the same positives that Mockingjay Part 1 possesses 

Monday, 17 November 2014


interstellar cover
Check it out... if you desire a Zimmer score which genuinely seeks to explore unmarked territory for the composer, and places a far more evident and effective emphasis on emotion and sentiment than has been seen in his prior, more recent work

Skip it... if you refuse to accept the simplistic constructs of the score and desire something something that is far more diverse in relation to general melodies and phrases, for Interstellar is driven by thematic ideas and concepts, and insists upon a slow moving pace, something that will undoubtedly not be for everyone

Saturday, 8 November 2014

INTERSTELLAR (2014) Film Review

Check it out... if you're a fan of Christopher Nolan's, appreciate immensely dense and ambitious sci-fi films, or wish to embark upon a film that feels far more original than much of the drivel that encompasses cinema today

Skip it... if you're a logic purist, unwilling to accept some portions of a sci-fi film as just that; science fiction; or if you're unaccepting of either Christopher Nolan's direction or Jonathon Nolan's writing

Friday, 7 November 2014

MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012) Film Review

Check it out... if you're a fan of Wes Anderson's delightfully energetic and sporadic style, or you simply desire something with both heart and flair that is as unconventional as it is entertaining

Skip it... if you cannot stand the self-aware and comedic nature of Anderson's films, and do not wish to put yourself through another one of his pictures 

Monday, 3 November 2014


Check it out... if you're a fan of prior work from composers Garry Schyman and Nathan Grigg, and have desired the opportunity to see a darker and more horror-centric side to the Shore or Thomas contributions to the Middle-Earth musical canon

Skip it... if you're intolerant of repetitive and derivative action music featuring little more than brass and percussion fanfares, shrill and unnecessary violin and synthetic implementations, as well as a continual lack of energy or variety 

Saturday, 1 November 2014

BIG HERO 6 Score Review

Check it out... if you're willing to forgive Jackman's initial overuse of synthetics within this here score, as Big Hero 6 boasts of some of the most invigorating and high-flying composition of the composer's career to date

Skip it... if you're not prepared to pardon Jackman for his efforts within Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and demand a solely organic and entirely original superhero/animated effort, both of which Jackman can't wholly achieve