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    Soundtrack review: Jurassic World

    I won’t lie to you, when I saw the first trailer for Jurassic World my excitement levels plummeted. Tame raptors, questionable CGI, and snippets of dialogue that suggested the script would have about as much depth as a Spot the Dog book – case in point: “It depends on...
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    Soundtrack review: Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road is perhaps the best movie you’ll see all year. There, I said it. To brand George Miller’s anarchistic, nihilistic ode to the post-nuclear wasteland a mere action romp, however, is to do it a huge injustice. This is pure diesel opera: a rip-roaring spectacle with heart,...
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    Soundtrack review: John Carpenter’s Lost Themes

    John Carpenter – director of classic 70’s and 80’s classics Halloween, The Thing, and Escape From New York – has said several times that he ended up creating simplistic synth scores for many of his films because he couldn’t find the money or time to get someone else to...
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    Soundtrack review: Far Cry 4

    It’s impossible to deny that Ubisoft’s fourth Far Cry title is a great game. In fact, I’d probably even have the audacity to brand it one of the most addicting games I’ve played this year. Kyrat, the fictional, war-torn region that encapsulates Ubisoft’s action adventure hit— think of it...
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    Soundtrack review: Cold in July

    Mocked by many for being a hodge-podge of genres and plot points, and with a tone that shifts so much it borders on reckless, Cold in July, directed by Jim Mickle, was one of the strangest films to be released last year. It divided people at will. It won’t come as...
  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Soundtrack review: Inside Llewyn Davis

    A couple of months ago, at the time of Inside Llewyn Davis’ DVD release, respected film critic and general gobby genius Mark Kermode took one of his occasional u-turns to change his previously critical opinion on the Coen brother’s folk tale. On review date, he had felt that the film’s constituent...
  • Interstellar

    Soundtrack review: Interstellar

    Interstellar, the most recent offering from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, is a truly great sci-fi movie. Huge, jaw-dropping galactic vistas; emotionally hardwired monolithic machines; gritty, uncompromising space suits, and stunning intergalactic travel: The Dark Knight director’s latest effort confidently ticks off everything on the science fiction checklist, making comparisons to Kubrik’s...
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    Soundtrack review: Guardians of the Galaxy

    I’ll admit that I was more than a bit skeptical when I first heard James Gunn was going to turn Marvel’s cosmic Guardians of the Galaxy series into a live-action movie. It wasn’t that I doubted the abilities of Gunn or those of his talented cast. No, it was...
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    Soundtrack review: The Last of Us

    There are bad games, there are good games, and there are great games. Sometimes though, a game comes along that surpasses everything that's come before....