Review Special: The Cure Anniversary – 1978-2018 – Live in Hyde Park London

This film is a recording of a live concert of the iconic rock band The Cure at Hyde Park, London in July 2018 - the anniversary of their first live performance 40 years earlier. It is directed by Tim Pope, a long-time collaborator with The Cure and a producer of nearly all of their music … Continue reading Review Special: The Cure Anniversary – 1978-2018 – Live in Hyde Park London

The One Review: Rocketman (2019 Dexter Fletcher)

Rocketman (2019, Paramount Pictures) Directed by Dexter Fletcher. Written by Lee Hall. Featuring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Stephen Graham and Bryce Dallas Howard. After eying the trailer for Rocketman earlier this year, I had a cynical supposition that it was only attempting to jump on the bandwagon of success that greeted Bohemian Rhapsody … Continue reading The One Review: Rocketman (2019 Dexter Fletcher)

The One Review: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018, 20th Century Fox and New Regency) Directed by Bryan Singer (completed by Dexter Fletcher). Featuring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, Joseph Mazzello and Mike Myers. Bohemian Rhapsody is a very credible biopic of Freddie Mercury and the rock band Queen - from simple beginnings to global popularity. I don’t … Continue reading The One Review: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

The Two Reviews: A Star is Born (2018 Bradley Cooper)

A Star is Born Directed by Bradley Cooper. Written by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters. Featuring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliot, Dave Chappelle, Andrew Dice Clay and Rafi Gavron. Since the turn of the 21st Century, musical movies have been carried on in the Hollywood tradition as per normal. There has, however, … Continue reading The Two Reviews: A Star is Born (2018 Bradley Cooper)

The Score is Not Settled: 7 More Great Cinematic Musical Compositions

Unlike a previous post, which also dealt with great cinematic scores, here disagreements are not welcomed. The following selection may not be your favourite movie scores but they sure as hell should be in your top ten. These are a selection of soundtracks which were integral to the telling of the story, which lifted the … Continue reading The Score is Not Settled: 7 More Great Cinematic Musical Compositions

The Settling of Scores: 7 of the Greatest Musical Compositions in Film

Many of you will obviously have differing opinions on this list but please be mindful it is not meant to be definitive. It is just a snapshot of my own favourite composed film scores from memory (non-original soundtracks excluded). Please share a few comments of your own favorites below if you so wish. In the … Continue reading The Settling of Scores: 7 of the Greatest Musical Compositions in Film