Tag: Michael Small

BR: Comes a Horseman (1978)

BR: Comes a Horseman (1978)

April 5, 2017 | By

Comes a Horseman may be regarded as a revisionist western – its setting near the end of WWII offers an interesting series of culture clashes between returning war veterans, locals, traditionalist cow herders, and the emerging postwar economy that would boom with oil and mineral mining in formally pristine environments…

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BR: Black Widow (1987)

BR: Black Widow (1987)

July 25, 2016 | By

Bob Rafelson’s 1981 adaptation of The Postman Always Rings Twice can’t be credited with launching a resurgence of noir in the 1980s (the honors to some degree probably belong to Lawrence Kasdan’s competing, sweaty 1981 neo-noir classic Body Heat), Rafelson did revisit the genre a couple of times…

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BR: Audrey Rose (1977)

BR: Audrey Rose (1977)

February 23, 2015 | By

Robert Wise had already proven his flair for slow-burning horror in The Haunting (1963) and procedural sci-fi with The Andromeda Strain (1971), and his background as an editor ensures the strategic shocks really pack an emotional wallop, but he’s essentially building on an already solid core of adult characters forced to watch a child they love be afflicted by awfully traumatic nightmares…

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BR: Driver, The (1978)

BR: Driver, The (1978)

August 31, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / D . Film: Excellent/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Very Good Label: Twilight Time/ Region: All / Released: July 23, 2013 Genre: Action / Crime / Car Chase Synopsis: A sharp & persistent cop is determined to collar a getaway driver involved in a string of violent downtown […]

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CD: Postman Always RIngs Twice, The (1981)

CD: Postman Always RIngs Twice, The (1981)

August 7, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / P to R . Rating: Excellent Label: Intrada/ Released: May 14, 2012 Tracks & Album Length: 27 tracks / (60:20) . Special Notes: 16-page booklet with liner notes / Limited Edition. . Composer: Michael Small . . Review: Not unlike Jerry Fielding (The Mechanic) or Alex North (Dragonslayer [M]), the […]

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CLIFF MARTINEZ (2011)

CLIFF MARTINEZ (2011)

October 3, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Exclusive Interviews & Profiles / Composers . Since 1989, Cliff Martinez has scored almost 30 feature films, but he’s best known for scoring two of director Steven Soderbergh’s best works: the visceral crime epic Traffic (2000), and the composer’s masterwork, Solaris (2002), which ranks as one of the finest sci-fi scores in the last […]

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