J.M. BARRIE’S PETER PAN – Benjamin Wallfisch


Original Review by Alan Rogers In the summer of 2009 Peter Pan was back in London’s Kensington Gardens, the place where J.M. Barrie first met the Llewelyn Davies family and and where he told the stories about the boy who never grew up. Housed in a big marquee and with the stage surrounded by the…

SOUTH PACIFIC – David Mitcham


Original Review by Alan Rogers South Pacific (Wild Pacific in the US) is a six-part British nature documentary series from the BBC Natural History Unit that aired in 2009. The series (a BBC/Discovery Channel co-production) concentrates on the islands, wildlife and people of the vast expanse of the South Pacific. No-one does natural history programming…

FOOTNOTE – Amit Poznansky


Original Review by Alan Rogers Footnote follows the fierce rivalry between a father (Eliezer) and son (Uriel Shkolnik), both of whom are professors in the Talmud department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The son is obsessed with the acclaim generated by his work, always giving lectures and being inducted into prestigious science and humanities…

THREE DAYS OF RAIN – Bob Belden


Original Review by Alan Rogers Michael Meredith’s 2002 film Three Days of Rain takes six stories loosely inspired by the writings of Anton Chekov and transfers them to modern-day Cleveland. The film is very much centred around the telling of human stories with the various vignettes featuring a variety of depressed individuals all who have…

Ten Tracks Today – 21st November 2011


01 – “The Source” – Doctor Who: Series 4 – Murray Gold It’s easy to forget sometimes that Gold’s music slows down a bit and becomes such an emotional cornerstone for the time traveller’s escapades. The first half illustrates this well with some trademark strings/brass combinations typical of the composer’s music for Doctor Who. I…

My Favourite Scores – 1939


The Wizard of Oz Herbert Stothart / Harold Arlen / Edgar Y. Harburg Rhino Movie Music / 1995 / 130:33 “We’re Off To See The Wizard”, “If I Were King of The Forest”, “Over The Rainbow”, the list goes on. Rhino’s 2 CD “Deluxe Edition” gives you as much as you could ask for when…

I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT – Aaron Zigman


Original Review by Alan Rogers (First uploaded at maintitles.net) I was curious to see what other films director Douglas McGrath had directed previous to I Don’t Know How She Does It, this most recent Sarah Jessica Parker vehicle. Emma (1996, starring Gwyneth Paltrow), Nicholas Nickleby (2002, starring Charlie Hunnam) and Infamous (2006, starring Toby Jones)…

COMFORTING SKIN – Alain Mayrand


Original Review by Alan Rogers Comforting Skin writer and first-time feature film director Derek Franson originally began on this project back in 1994 and, after various setbacks and false starts, his surreal film is at last a reality. Recently premièred at the Vancouver Film Festival, Franson’s supernatural thriller follows Koffie (Victoria Bidewell), a lonely woman…