Bohemian Rhapsody review – a textbook ‘band film’ redeemed by Rami Malek

Bohemian Rhapsody is a formulaic band movie that struggles to get Queen's story off the ground in an original and captivating way, but the Live Aid finale almost makes the whole thing worthwhile - it's that and Rami Malek's stupendous performance that save this film.

The soundtrack of my life: a (not creepy) love letter to the music of Clint Mansell

So, it's been almost two years since I started this humble little movie blog and it occurred to me, after a couple of glasses of wine, that I've never written anything deeply personal. That's absurd because film is such a personal medium. Everything I watch takes me to a specific place, along with the music that accompanies. It's also only fitting that I should finally write about the genius that is Clint Mansell because I recently witnessed his music played live at Film Music Prague - it was indeed a night to remember. So here it goes. Cue: a deep breath and another glass of red.

Movie Barf’s Best Soundtracks of 2017

Along with the best films of the year, which is still undergoing some intense thought, come the best soundtracks. Being a massive soundtrack nerd, this was A LOT of fun to write. Keep in mind however, this is a list comprised of original scores from film and television series released in the Czech Republic during the year 2017. You won't find Baby Driver on this list, but give it a spin all the same. For those of you too impatient to read and who would rather get straight to the point, scroll down to check out my carefully selected 'Best of' Spotify playlist. Happy listening!

Aussie and Kiwi Film Fest 2017 – Poi E: The Story of Our Song review

Poi E is a charming and truly inspirational documentary about a song that transformed not just the Maori community, but the entire country of New Zealand. However, rather than presenting a run-of-the-mill biographical history of the song, the film focuses on the spirit of the people behind it.