• Night of the Huntsman

    Night of the Huntsman

    James Dudfield's second short film is finally here, and I was absolutely delighted to be asked again to accompany his short with original music. Last time we had great fun with Escape from Fremantle, and this time was no different!

    Due to covid, Escape from Fremantle wasn't able to premiere with a live audience, but Night of the Huntsman thankfully was able to premiere in a rented-out theatre. Check out James's or the production company's (The Dolly Llama) Instagram for…

  • Riders of Justice

    Riders of Justice

    ★★★★½

    With a poster and title like this, I honestly didn't expect much from this. I thought this would be a B-Movie type of thriller with an always-cool Mads Mikkelsen in the leading role, but fucking hell, this is a stone cold masterpiece, no joke. This is without question one of the best films I've seen in a long time. It's not often you find such an action-packed, coldblooded, tightly wound, and intricately plotted revenge film to have such impeccable humor,…

  • Burn Out

    Burn Out

    "Burn Out" is the wonderfully animated and 80's inspired horror short film by Margot Gordon! I had the pleasure of providing an original score for it.

    Be sure to check it out and leave it a review!

    🎬 Watch Margot's short film here: 🎬
    Burn Out | Animated Horror Short

    🎧 You can listen to my score on its own here: 🎧
    Burn Out (Original Short Film Soundtrack)

  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★

    Minari was just wonderful. Considering the amount of Asian-Americans there are that undoubtedly have compelling stories like this to tell; I was surprised to find that I don't think I've ever seen a film that captures the Asian-American immigrant experience like this, which I'm very grateful for. I am so, so happy that Steven Yuen, Yuh-Jung Youn and Lee Isaac Chung got nominated for it.

  • Normal People

    Normal People

    ★★★★½

    Normal People is one of the most beautiful shows I've seen in a while. I don't think I've ever seen young-love portrayed in such a viscerally authentic manner. I also loved that both people in the relationship were written as well-rounded and interesting characters on their own, and that there was much more to them as individuals besides their mutual relationship (which I find is often the case in romantic movies/shows).

  • ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke

    ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke

    ★★★½

    I found the ending of One Night in Miami to be devastating and powerful in how it juxtaposed Sam Cooke singing A Change is Gonna Come with the civil rights events of the late-60's. This documentary ends in a very similar fashion, only here, Cooke's song is juxtaposed on the reactions of his closest friends, and greatest admirers listening to the song again after so many years. The result is the same: pure, heart shattering desolation. It's a tremendously powerful…

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★

    Watched in my home cinema in a single sitting, and I absolutely loved it. The original theatrical version is probably the worst superhero movie made in the modern superhero era, so for this new version to be better is not a high bar to clear. But Zack Snyder's Justice League is not just a better movie, it's a great one. It's still a flawed production, but virtually all of the popular criticisms I've read of this film I don't agree…

  • Dark Afternoon

    Dark Afternoon

    “Dark Afternoon” is a moody black-and-white action short film by Daniel Shakespeare and produced by BRAD Productions that I was lucky enough to be able to compose a fun little original score for. Check it out.

    Watch Dan's short film here:
    DARK AFTERNOON | Action Short Film | BRAD Productions | B/W

    Listen to my score here:
    Milo Paulus - Dark Afternoon (Original Short Film Soundtrack)

  • Malcolm & Marie

    Malcolm & Marie

    ★★★★½

    Rarely have I disagreed with the reviews of a film so vehemently. I've found the negative reviews I've read baffling and infuriating to say the least. While I may understand where some are coming from, I honestly don't agree with any of the criticisms I've read of this film. Besides a few abrupt mood shifts, and one or two unnecessarily over-the-top, and borderline silly, moments, I thought Malcolm and Marie was pretty much perfect.

    These play-like films are exactly the…

  • Pretend It's a City

    Pretend It's a City

    ★★★★½

    Three-and-a-half hours of watching Martin Scorsese bellow with contagious laughter at a Fran Lebowitz's misanthropic rants, astute observations, remarkable storytelling and poignant opinions is exactly my kind of entertainment. Add to that a city that I love—a city whose history she’s become part of the fabric of, which is what makes her storytelling so compelling—some excellent music, and you've got yourself an amusingly idiosyncratic concoction that I could've watched for hours and hours. Hysterical from start to finish. It's as simple as that.

  • Frost/Nixon

    Frost/Nixon

    ★★★★½

    The success of Frost/Nixon as a cinematic experience lies entirely within the final act and the third interview. This first two acts certainly are intriguing and well-made, but that final interview between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon, is what pulls the entire film together and brings the house down. It pulls no punches, and delivers a breathtakingly exciting, unstoppable masterclass of acting, writing and directing. It is remarkable how a film so seemingly simple, becomes…

  • Mangrove

    Mangrove

    ★★★★½

    As with most of Steve McQueen's previous films, Mangrove is a tremendously powerful piece of drama that rapidly imbues its audience through the showing of nauseating iniquity and violent conflict, brought to life through sublime performances, poignant writing, and sensationally understated cinematography. There are so many quietly haunting moments—the lingering of the camera on a colander, a glance from one to another, the silence and oft absent music—that are powerfully intercut between the dramatic conflict. This tight balance always makes…