Soundtrack Reviews

February 19, 2015 | By

FilmMusicReviews_square_picI’m currently finishing up on my podcast interview with composer Craig Safan – expect soundtrack reviews of The Last Starfighter (1984) and Warning Sign (1985) to flank the Q&A – but here are six reviews featuring a diversity of innovative talent.

Following in the footsteps of my podcast interview with John Murphy is a review of Anonymous Rejected Filmscore (Taped Noise), Antonio Sanchez’ drum score for Birdman (Milan Records), Frederik Wiedmann’s music from Paul Schrader’s Dying of the Light (Lakeshore Records), Tyler Bates and Joel J. Richard’s John Wick (Varese Sarabande), the jazz + bonus score cuts by Clark Terry, Justin Kauflin and Dave Grusin from Keep on Keepin’ On (Varese Sarabande), and James Newton Howard’s Nightcrawler (Lakeshore Records).

Lots to do, so this update’s super-brief, but expect DVD reviews of Birdman and Dying of the Light sometime next week. Really curious to see how the latter plays, given Schrader and others have essentially disowned the film after studio meddling.

Coming shortly: reviews of two Burt Lancaster classics on Blu-ray – Birdman of Alcatraz (Twilight Time) and The Swimmer (Grindhouse Releasing).




Mark R. Hasan, Editor

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