Soundtrack Review: AFTER EARTH (James Newton Howard)


Music composed by James Newton Howard Label: Sony Masterworks Catalog: 372547 Release Date: June 11, 2013 Rating: **½ The Los Angeles-born James Newton Howard has an incredible CV, he was involved in many big projects such as Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Bourne Legacy.  He has also been collaborating with M. Night Shyamalan since 1999, kicking off…

Soundtrack Review: THE COMPANY YOU KEEP (Cliff Martinez)


Music composed by Cliff Martinez Label: Milan Records Catalog: 36624 Release Date: April 9, 2013 Rating: *** The New York-born Cliff Martinez is a household name related to director Steven Soderbergh (Contagion, Traffic, Side Effects). Their partnership kicked off in 1989 with the cult hit Sex, Lies, and Videotape starring Andie MacDowell, James Spader and Peter Gallagher.…

Soundtrack Review: EMPEROR (Alex Heffes)


Music composed by Alex Heffes Label: Lakeshore Records Catalog:  Digital Download Release Date: March 5, 2013 Rating: **** Buckinghamshire-born Alex Heffes is used to intricate stories and backdrops, he has worked in projects like IB, State of Play, Touching the Void and One Day in September. The story of Emperor deals with the question of whether or not the Japanese Emperor…

Soundtrack Review: SNITCH (Antonio Pinto)


Music composed by Antonio Pinto Label: Lakeshore Records Catalog:  LKS 343202 Release Date: March 5, 2013 Rating: ****½ Brazilian composer Antonio Pinto is not a newcomer to the film score business, he has worked on projects like Lord of War, Perfect Stranger, Love in the Time of Cholera, which was nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best…

Soundtrack Review: ARGO (Alexandre Desplat)


Music composed by Alexandre Desplat Label: WaterTower Music Catalog:  WTM39382 Release Date: October 9, 2012 Rating: **½ Frenchman Alexandre Desplat tends to be the most balanced of the great film composers out there and on Argo he went to the opposite direction, but the effect is not the best cut, as some would say. The complete bulk…