PIUS XII: UNDER THE ROMAN SKY – Andrea Guerra


Original Review by Alan Rogers Pius XII: Under The Roman Sky is a 2010 TV movie that attempts to detail the efforts of Pope Pius XII (played by James Cromwell) to save Jews from the Nazis after the city falls under Nazi occupation in 1943, as well as covering an alleged plot by Hitler to…

Ten Tracks Today – 30th April 2012


01 – “Fall From Grace, Pt. 2” – L.A. Noire – Andrew Hale Great use of a small ensemble of players in this track: strings and brass come together in a tense (courtesy of the strings) and dramatic (brass) for a superior game score. The score as a whole is well worth hunting down. 02…

IN TIME – Craig Armstrong


Original Review by Alan Rogers (First uploaded at maintitles.net) The idea behind In Time is an interesting one. In the not-too-distant future, the ageing gene has been switched off. To offset overpopulation (rather than just switching the ageing back on) people are genetically engineered to live for just one year past the age of 25. But…

MARTÍN AL AMANECER – Agustín Barbabosa


Original Review by Alan Rogers A Mexican film, Martín al Amanecer (Martin At Dawn) tells the story of Martin, a man who seems to have reached a crossroads in life. He’s a quiet man who keeps himself pretty much to himself. When his car breaks down on an isolated road he comes across a brothel…

AQUA AD LAVANDUM – Stefan Maria Schneider


Original Review by Alan Rogers When interviewed, Aqua ad Lavandum – In Brevi co-writer and co-director Florian Metzner half-jokingly commented that German student short drama films tended to have “…lots of dialogue…camera work that looks more like a documentary [and] no music”. Metzner and co-writer/director Helge Balzer’s short film from 2008 is a parable story…

Ten Tracks Today – 23rd April 2012


01 – “The Airport Scene” – Catch Me If You Can – John Williams It’s the rhythms that are the attraction with this cue and the way that Williams skilfully passes the energy between the various sections of the orchestra. The score itself is not one of my favourites but this is a track that I do…

BASKET BRONX – Lucas Vidal


Original Review by Alan Rogers Martin Rosete’s 2009 short film Basket Bronx sees Alex, a young kid from the Bronx dreaming of playing basketball but he obviously lacks the confidence to achieve his dreams. Bullying from a group of older kids doesn’t help his self-esteem. But the appearance of Kiat, who’s well-versed in the ways…