Wednesday, 28 January 2015

JOHN WICK (2014) Film Review

Check it out... if you're a fan of fast-paced, energetic and immensely entertaining action films, as John Wick is perhaps the most immediately enthralling and fun action film of the past twelves months

Skip it... if you can not stand overly simplistic films which contain little metaphysical or metaphorical significance, as John Wick is virtually everything it claims to be and nothing more; perhaps to its advantage or detriment, depending on your point of view

Sunday, 25 January 2015

EVERLY Score Review

Check it out... if you desire a creative and inventive synthetic, Japanese and percussive score from one of the modern masters of film, television and game composition, Bear McCreary

Skip it... if you can't stand synthetic fluctuations, repetitious percussion statements or electronic music in general, as Everly contains an abundance of such, and little conventional, orchestral writing

Wednesday, 21 January 2015


Check it out... if you're a fan of the slow and minimalistic tendencies of frequent Paul Thomas Anderson collaborator Jonny Greenwood, and desire a more thematically diverse, instrumentally varied effort from the man 

Skip it... if you despise the slow guitar, strings and percussion of a composer like Gustavo Santaolalla, as Greenwood's contributions are reminiscent of such slow and demanding material that it's quite striking

Saturday, 10 January 2015

BIRDMAN Score Review

Check it out... if you seek a collation of percussion material performed by one of the world's premier drummers

Skip it... if you at all enjoy coherence, energy, meaning or purpose in your film scores, for Birdman contains absolutely none of these properties from beginning to end

Thursday, 8 January 2015

BIG EYES Score Review

Check it out... if you're interested in the light and harmless lesser efforts of a composer like Thomas Newman, or wish to see a quieter, less inventive side of Danny Elfman

Skip it... if you wish to see something new from Elfman and Burton, and don't wish to endure a derivative, boring and lackluster album that contains nothing of real note

AMERICAN SNIPER (2014) Film Review

Check it out... if you're interested in a startlingly brutal, honest war film, that contains social commentary on the value of conflict and the patriotic self-worth that is imbued within modern American and Western culture

Skip it... if you seek a war film which honours and seeks opinion from both sides of the American-Iraqi conflicts, or detest the simplistic and rough visceral style of Clint Eastwood