2020 marks the 10 year anniversary of the cinematic release of 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World'. Edgar Wright directed a standout video-game/comic book movie that packs a great soundtrack that includes both original music and copyrighted tracks. Let's take a closer listen...
'Big Night' is a hidden gem masterpiece co-directed, co-produced, and co-written by household name Stanley Tucci. It's a beautifully quaint film that boasts an extraordinary soundtrack. Let's take a closer listen to how the soundtrack shapes this wonderful film.
A tribute to the late great Ennio Morricone. This post takes a closer listen to Morricone's genius use of watch chimes to dictate the mood and atmosphere of Sergio Leone's masterpiece 'For a Few Dollars More'.
Celebrating a century of the great Federico Fellini and his career-long collaboration with genius composer Nino Rota. Let's take a closer listen to two great pieces of film scoring in the cult classic '8 1/2'.
How 'The Silence' (2019) is a copy-cat catastrophy in comparison to its sensory horror predecessor 'A Quiet Place' (2018).
How Motley Crue's notoriety is re-represented in their Netflix biopic 'The Dirt'.
A critical review of the Freddie Mercury rock biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.
A case study of the character Vasquez in 'Aliens' that analyses her cultural significance within gender politics.
A case study that analyses the importance and brilliance of set design within Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'.
How the life and live aesthetic of the Mancunian rock icon is transposed into cinema.
This article provides a case study of the gender representations in The Descent to analyze a narrative convention often found in horror movies that utilizes a "final girl" protagonist.
A case study of the postmodern romantic comedy '(500) Days of Summer' and its peculiar narrative that subverts the conventions of the genre.
A case study of the femme fatale character Natalie and the significance of her role in Christopher Nolan's neo-noir thriller 'Memento'.
An analysis of how True Romance subverts the conventions of the road movie genre as a postmodern cinematic classic.
An analysis of the socio-cultural influences behind Kinji Fukasuku's Battle Royale.
An analysis of the best tracks within the Danish filmmaker Nicholas Winding Refn's last 4 films: Bronson (2008), Drive (2011), Only God Forgives (2013), and The Neon Demon (2016).
An in-depth analysis of the representation of masculinity portrayed in the film 'Predator.'