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25 underappreciated films on Netflix UK

Ivan Radford Feature Mar 29, 2015

Stuck for something to watch? Why not try one of these underappreciated gems, all of which can be found on Netflix UK...

Birdman, Whiplash and the sound of drums

Ivan Radford Feature Feb 23, 2015

Birdman and Whiplash are both enhanced by their percussion-laden scores. We dig into the music of both of them...

The 2015 Oscars: predictions and thoughts

Simon Brew Ivan Radford Feature Feb 21, 2015

Here's our guide to who we think will clean up at this year's Academy Awards, as well as who we think deserves to win...

The top 14 movie soundtracks and scores of 2014

Ivan Radford Feature Jan 8, 2015

From Guardians Of The Galaxy to Godzilla, and Noah to Paddington, our pick of 2014's finest film soundtracks and scores.

Music In Film: Dragons and Apes

Ivan Radford News Aug 11, 2014

John Powell and Michael Giacchino deliver two of the best scores of the year. Ivan listens to some dragons and apes...

Why movie scores sound better live

Ivan Radford Feature Jun 27, 2014

Film scores aren't just for playing in the background any more. Ivan looks at how they're taking centre stage...

Music in Film: The sound of Godzilla, from 1954 to 2014

Ivan Radford Feature Jun 9, 2014

Ivan checks out the soundtrack to Godzilla through the ages

Music in Film: Under The Skin and The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ivan Radford Feature Apr 24, 2014

Two very different films use strings in very different ways on their soundtracks, as Ivan explains in his latest column

Music in Film: Only Lovers Left Alive and The LEGO Movie

Ivan Radford Feature Mar 7, 2014

Ivan checks out the music to a pair of very different films. He also sings Everything Is Awesome.

Cuban Fury review

Ivan Radford Review Feb 14, 2014

Nick Frost goes salsa dancing in the new comedy Cuban Fury. Here's what we thought of it...

The Invisible Woman review

Ivan Radford Review Feb 7, 2014

The story of Charles Dickens' secret lover is a slow, understated affair, says Ivan. Here's his review of The Invisible Woman...

Music in Film: Inside Llewyn Davis and 12 Years a Slave

Ivan Radford Feature Jan 23, 2014

Ivan's latest column explores what music can tell us about a character through two new UK soundtrack releases

Music in Film: The top 20 soundtracks of 2013

Ivan Radford Odd List Jan 7, 2014

Last year may only be a memory, but its film themes linger in the mind. Here's Ivan's pick of 2013's best soundtracks...

Music in Film: Saving Mr Banks and Frozen

Ivan Radford Feature Dec 20, 2013

Ivan salutes the music to a pair of new Disney movies: Saving Mr Banks and Frozen...

Nathan Johnson on composing Don Jon, Looper, Brick, and more

Ivan Radford Interview Dec 9, 2013

Ivan sits down for a chat with a composer for whom car doors and cheese graters are just more musical instruments

Music in Film: Gravity and Don Jon

Ivan Radford Feature Nov 26, 2013

The scores for Gravity and Don Jon straddle the boundary between music and sound. Ivan gives them a spin...

Don Jon review

Ivan Radford Review Nov 18, 2013

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut finally makes it to the UK. Here's our review...

Last Vegas review

Ivan Radford Review Nov 1, 2013

It's hardly breaking new ground, but Ivan reckons life's too short to hate films starring Kevin Kline...

10 best music moments from Woody Allen films

Ivan Radford Feature Sep 30, 2013

Ivan gives the soundtrack from Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine a listen, and provides a rundown of the filmmaker's 10 best music moments...

Music in Film: The Lone Ar-ranger

Ivan Radford Feature Aug 22, 2013

How did Hans Zimmer rearrange the William Tell Overture for The Lone Ranger? Ivan examines the new version of an infectious tune...