The Way, Way Back (2013)

The Way, Way Back is everything that you would expect a Fox Searchlight picture to be. We’ve got melancholy teenagers, obscure yet fitting accompanying musical choices, quirky characters left right and centre, but most importantly a reliable cast and on the whole an enjoyable film. The picture details the coming of age of Duncan (Liam James)…

Top Ten: Film Scores

Something a little different this week. Rather than pick ten films to share with you based on cast or theme, I instead present some of the pictures that contain my very favourite musical scores. A film’s music is much more important than some people think, with the composer’s job being to direct the audience’s emotions…

The Heat (2013)

Before we begin, I’ll be honest and say that I knew I was going to enjoy this film and was prepared to like it against my better judgement. Sandra Bullock, check. Sandra Bullock playing another FBI agent a la Miss Congeniality, check. Melissa McCarthy, check. Melissa McCarthy playing another bawdy, inappropriate sidekick a la Bridesmaids,…