Tag: Soundtracks

AMALGAMA – Felipe Pérez Santiago

Four dentists attending a conference in a Mexican resort decide to escape the cerebral environment to spend the weekend on a tiny island paradise. This is the premise of the 2021 Mexican-Dominican Republic comedy-drama, Amalgama, written, produced and directed by Carlos Cuarón (brother of Alfonso Cuarón (Y Tu Mamá También (co-written with Carlos), Gravity, Roma)).…

ОТРЯД ТАГАНОК (OTRYAD TAGANOK/TAGANOK SQUAD) – Kamil Abdullin

Отряд Таганок (Otryad Taganok), translated as Taganok Squad, is a Russian family adventure film (based upon a story written by Bashkir poet, Mustai Karim) produced by the Bashkortostan Film Studio. Directed by Ainur Askarov, the film was originally shot back in 2018 but the pandemic delayed its release until early 2021. The film tells the…

LAID TO WASTE – Jacob McNatt

Laid to Waste is an audio drama written, produced, directed, and edited by Brett Schlagel. The production is set in Kansas in the 1870s and focuses on a pair of private detectives (PIs)/bounty hunters who are following up leads on several missing persons. Their investigations have led them to a general store where travellers can…

LA OCTAVA DIMENSIÓN – Javier Bayon

La Octava Dimensión is a film from 2018 that was commissioned by Audi as part of an advertising campaign to promote their Q8 model. Directed by Kike Maillo (Eva, A Perfect Enemy), and starring Najwa Nimri (Abre Los Ojos, Lucía y el Sexo) as thriller writer Olga Calderón, the short film ends up being more…

THE PINK CLOUD – Caio Amon

The Pink Cloud (A Nuvem Rosa) is a Brazilian sci-fi drama that shows the day-to-day lives of two people who are forced to share a life after only just having met. Iuli Gerbase’s directorial debut has a mysterious cloud descending on the earth and which quickly kills everyone exposed to it. This forces everyone to…

WASTELANDER PANDA: EXILE – Christopher Larkin

Original Review by Alan Rogers Wastelander Panda: Exile (2014) is an unusual beast. The most recent creation of a larger Wastelander story arc, it’s an Australian 6-part series of 10 minute episodes that follows a family of anthropomorphic pandas across a post-apocalyptic world (think Mad Max) in search of a young girl. Isaac (together with…

THE HIDING PLACE – Jared DePasquale

Original Review by Alan Rogers The best-selling 1971 book, The Hiding Place, is the true story account of the efforts of the ten Boom family to help their persecuted Jewish friends after The Netherlands is invaded by the Nazis in 1940. The book recounts Corrie ten Boom’s perspective as the family home and business become…

NAEDELEI – Dan Heflin

Original Review by Alan Rogers Naedelei is a 30-minute drama, written and directed by Dan Heflin, inspired by the German tale of Lorelei, a Siren maiden of the River Rhine who, after being betrayed by her lover, lures unsuspecting men to a watery grave. Transferred to small-town America where there are legends of men being…

My Favourite Scores – 1944

Double Indemnity Miklós Rózsa Koch Records / 1997 / 26:26 This is Rózsa at his film noir best – probably. James Sedares & the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s accomplished suite starts off with the well-known title theme that, from the outset of the score, tells the vigilant audience that no-one is going to emerge from…