Director Andy Palmer went from small-town actor to editor and director of many feature films, including the recent horror films Camp Cold Brook starring Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill) and Danielle Harris (Halloween) and The Funhouse Massacre, which featured a cavalcade of cameos from familiar faces.
Christian Davis scores the fantasy-comedy Dwight in Shining Armor, but in Behind You, the composer crawls under the viewer’s skin to make the haunted house horror film come to creepy life.
Jumbo made its cinematic debut at Sundance in January from director Zoé Wittock (Red 2) and centers around a love story of sorts at an amusement park. Composer Thomas Roussel (Les aventures de Bill Billard, Rick et du troisième compagnon) weaves a melodic score into the fabric of Jumbo’s vibrant setting. Noémie Merlant (Portrait of… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Composer Thomas Roussel On Making The Music For Jumbo
Camp Cold Brook is a new horror film starring Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill) and Danielle Harris (Halloween 4) as the leaders of a ghost-hunting team that finds more than they could ever imagine and composer Chad Rehmann brought the sonic tension.
Director Zoé Wittock unveiled a new film at Sundance that uses our love for inanimate objects to weave a beautiful story about love and friendship. To help make the motion picture come to life was cinematographer Thoma Buelens. Jumbo stars Noémie Merlant alongside one of the most iconic amusement park attractions imaginable — a Ferris… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Cinematographer Thomas Buelens On Making JUMBO Come To Life
What do legendary filmmaker John Carpenter, 90s cartoon Hey, Arnold!, and a brand new musical from the Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC) called Anita Berber is Dead! based on a true story about a burlesque star have in common? It’s composer Jim Lang who helped create the music for all that and more.
Code 8 is a science fiction film starring Robbie Amell (The Flash) and Stephen Amell (Arrow) in a world where super-powered people exist but are fugitives from the law. Production Designer Chris Crane married the familiar present with near-future creativity to create a brave new world.
The 2018 Malaysian general election featured the return of a 92-year-old former Prime Minister, and is documented in the film M for Malaysia where composer Rendra Zawawi digs into his roots to create a soundscape worthy of the controversial country-spanning historical events.
Post-apocalyptic chaos ensues after electricity stops working in the IFC’s film Radioflash starring Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings) and Brighton Sharbino (Zoe Valentine), with writing and direction by Benjamin McPherson (Man in the Moon). The father and daughter pair make their way to safety while the score from composer Ramin Kousha layers the… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Ramin Kousha And The Fall Of Civilized Society In RADIOFLASH
18 to Party, written and directed by Jeffrey Roda, is a new coming-of-age film filled with nostalgia for the classic teen movies of the 1980’s. Thanks to a charming cast bringing the script’s interesting characters to life, this manages to be a thoughtful and infectiously fun rumination on the anxieties of childhood. The movie follows… Continue reading Review: 18 TO PARTY Is A Charming And Witty Coming-Of-Age Comedy
Wallflower, co-written and directed by Jagger Gravning, is a new drama-thriller inspired by the true story of the 2006 Capitol Hill shooting. A gripping and timely portrait of how violence can take over a person, this film takes a unique approach to tragedy and creates a fascinating tale of humanity as a result. The approach… Continue reading Review: WALLFLOWER Is A Fascinating Portrait Of Tragedy
With his latest film Parasite, South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho puts on a masterclass of storytelling. After winning the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes this year, all eyes were on Joon-Ho, so the necessity of this hitting the mark was crucial. And it’s definitely fair to say that he not only reaches his mark with… Continue reading Review: PARASITE Is Peak Filmmaking In A Lane Of Its Own
Harpoon, co-written and directed by Rob Grant, is a pitch-black new dark comedy that provides an interesting riff on the common trope of “cabin fever” horror. Thanks to killer pacing and a wicked sense of humor, this manages to be a thoroughly enjoyable and surprisingly thoughtful meditation on human nature. The film follows a group… Continue reading Review: HARPOON Is A Side-Splitting Pitch-Black Comedy
Wrinkles the Clown, directed by Michael Beach Nichols, is the latest documentary to explore a viral phenomenon, showing that everything is not what it seems. An effective blend of documentary and horror elements, the unorthodox style may alienate purists of nonfiction cinema, but will also allow this film to break out into the mainstream. The… Continue reading Review: WRINKLES THE CLOWN Offers An Intriguing Blend Of Documentary And Horror
This is a review of the dubbed version of the film. The newest film from filmmaker Michel Ocelot, Dilili in Paris, is a whimsical new animated adventure featuring fictional characters experiencing an alternate version of history. A meaningful parable filled with plenty of heart, this is a magical family film with which both kids and… Continue reading Review: DILILI IN PARIS Is A Unique And Whimsical Journey Through French History
Cuck, co-written and directed by first-timer Rob Lambert, is a dark look in a subculture that is becoming more and more worrisome every day. Although the film’s attempts at satire aren’t always as effective as they should be, this is nonetheless a surprisingly harrowing tale about how a person can become radicalized. The movie follows… Continue reading Review: CUCK Is A Fascinating Look At A Dark Subculture
Surprise Me!, written and directed by Nancy Goodman from her own novel, is a romantic comedy so cheesy that it almost feels like it is trying to be self-aware (even though it isn’t). Unfortunately, the only thing that is surprising about this film is the sheer amount of tropes that they were able to fit… Continue reading Review: SURPRISE ME! Is Shockingly Terrible In A Funny Way
Babenco: Tell Me When I Die is a film about Hector Babenco, a film director widely known for his Oscar-winning 80s film Kiss of the Spider Woman and the cinematographer behind the luscious black and white documentary is Brazilian-born Carolina Costa. With more than 10 years of experience as a cinematographer, Carolina has contributed to… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Carolina Costa Is A Rising Star Of Cinematography
If 18 To Party serves any purpose, it is to encapsulate an era that is long gone. A time of seemingly infinite freedom that has many roadblocks, which tend to make way for the most fun moments. For these “lulls” are when true characters emerge, and it is during these stretches of time that may seem… Continue reading Review: 18 TO PARTY Misses The Mark, But Shows Promise
Memory: The Origins of Alien, directed by Alexandre O. Phillipe, is an essential film for any fan of Ridley Scott’s iconic sci-fi-horror movie that has stood the test of time. By no means is this a conventional behind-the-scenes documentary, but it still provides some fascinating insight into the beloved film’s origins. The main purpose of… Continue reading Review: MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN Explores The Influences On The Classic