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  • Escape From Fremantle

    Escape From Fremantle

    I was honored when James asked me to work on his new short film: Escape From Fremantle! Composing the full score for a silent film was a daunting task because that meant all you would pretty much hear would be my music. But I had so much fun making it, and the collaboration was wonderful. I am so proud of the end result, and the short film that James and his crew made. I cannot wait to see what he…

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  • Frost/Nixon

    Frost/Nixon

    ★★★★½

    The success of Frost/Nixon as a cinematic experience lies entirely within the final act and the third interview. This first two acts certainly are intriguing and well-made, but that final interview between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon, is what pulls the entire film together and brings the house down. It pulls no punches, and delivers a breathtakingly exciting, unstoppable masterclass of acting, writing and directing. It is remarkable how a film so seemingly simple, becomes…

  • Mangrove

    Mangrove

    ★★★★½

    As with most of Steve McQueen's previous films, Mangrove is a tremendously powerful piece of drama that rapidly imbues its audience through the showing of nauseating iniquity and violent conflict, brought to life through sublime performances, poignant writing, and sensationally understated cinematography. There are so many quietly haunting moments—the lingering of the camera on a colander, a glance from one to another, the silence and oft absent music—that are powerfully intercut between the dramatic conflict. This tight balance always makes…

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  • Midnight Express

    Midnight Express

    This is not a review, but a short story I want to tell about an experience of mine. I kindly ask you to take the time and read.
    If interested.

    The following is based on a true story.

    Last summer me and my dad decided to visit the beautiful country of Malta, and its gorgeous capital of Valetta. It's a lovely country with great weather and a lot of nice people. In it reside a myriad of stunning buildings, historically…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★½

    Let the unfollows and disagreement comments commence...

    What a massive, painful, crushing disappointment. I don't want to write a review so I'm just going to keep this short. Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi is more original and daring than J.J Abrams' previous Star Wars entry, Mark Hamill is great and there are some truly solid moments I won't spoil. But that's about where the positives end for me, and the myriad of disjointed, contrived and utterly stupid plot-holes and story-developments…