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Review: ‘Bullet Head’ Is A Pit Bull Thriller With A Ton of Bite

I have no idea if writer/director Paul Solet’s decision to stuff Adrien Brody in a piano was a not so subtle homage to Roman Polanski’s The Pianist. I also wonder if Solet loved the wish fulfillment endings of Carlito’s Way or Point Blank, but that’s neither here nor there, as though Bullet Head offer a few cinematic call backs, it’s a movie that stands on its own feet – even if it begins with man’s best friend . . .

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“Cinderella” Composer Patrick Doyle To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Disney Pictures presents the world premiere of "Cinderella" at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, March 1, 2015.  (Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ ABImages)
Disney Pictures presents the world premiere of “Cinderella” at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, March 1, 2015. (Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ ABImages)

Oscar nominated composer Patrick Doyle, who recently scored the Disney hit “Cinderella,” will be honored with the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award in Ghent, Belgium. Piece from Doyle’s work will be performed by the Brussels Philharmonic and conducted by Dirk Brossé.

This year’s focus of the 42nd Film Fest Gent will be on British cinema, so Patrick Doyle was the ideal candidate to grant the Lifetime Achievement Award to, during the 15th World Soundtrack Awards,” said Patrick Duynslaegher, artistic director of Film Fest Gent. “Anyone who can still recount hearing Doyle’s score for Kenneth Branagh’s debut film “Henry V” in 1989 for the first time, knows that back then a great composer was born.”

Along with composing a hauntingly beautiful score for director Brian De Palma’s New York set crime drama “Carlito’s Way,” Doyle has also worked on “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “Hamlet,” “As You Like It,” and “Thor.”

In the Soundcloud bar below, “Thor” actor Tom Hiddleston talks about meeting composer Patrick Doyle:

For more info on the World Soundtrack Awards, which takes place October 24, 2015, please go to this link.