By Michael Roffman

The 100 Greatest Movie Soundtracks of All Time

Artwork by Cap Blackard The two best-selling soundtracks of all time celebrate milestones this November, with Saturday Night Fever turning 40 and The Bodyguard turning 25. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at what exactly makes a film soundtrack great, something that seemed much easier on paper than in execution. We found […]

By Blake Goble

A Beginner’s Guide to Richard Linklater

This article originally ran in March 2016. We’re reposting today in anticipation of Linklater’s new film, Last Flag Flying. Ever felt overwhelmed by a director’s extensive IMDB page? In Five Films is here to help, offering a crash course and entry point into even the most daunting of filmographies. This is your first step toward […]

By dsuzannemayer

Elle Fanning emerges from space to go 1977 punk in the How to Talk To Girls at Parties trailer: Watch

Since releasing Rabbit Hole in 2010, Hedwig and the Angry Inch brainchild John Cameron Mitchell has been quiet on the cinematic front; given his focus on the acclaimed Broadway production of Hedwig, it’s wholly understandable. But the filmmaker who brought eternally underappreciated gems like Shortbus to the screen couldn’t (and shouldn’t) go away for ever, and on the heels of its passionate Cannes […]

By Michael Roffman

Album Review: Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch – Blade Runner 2049 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

It’s hard to think of a Blade Runner movie without Vangelis. Of course, until now, there’s only been one Blade Runner movie, but Ridley Scott’s 1982 neo-noir sci-fi cult classic is all about aesthetic, and as such, the Greek composer’s work has always been as integral to the film as, say, Syd Mead’s neo-futuristic concepts […]


The Cure’s Show | Watch the Wish era concert that was filmed in July of 1992

On September 13th, 1993, The Cure released the live album Show whose songs were originally recorded over the evenings of July 18th and 19th, 1992, at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan (right outside of Detroit). The album was the poppier companion to the live album Paris which naturally was  filmed in French capital.  Unlike Paris however, this concert […]


The Cult’s Billy Duffy talks about Morrissey at the Hollywood premiere of England is Mine

The Morrissey biopic England Is Mine had its Hollywood premiere on August 24th. After the film, there was Question and Answer panel hosted by the Mexican Morrissey himself—Jose Maldonado. Joining him on the panel were Director Mark Gill, Producers Baldwin Lee and Orian Williams (who produced Control), along with guitarist Billy Duffy from The Cult. Billy […]

By danielwalkercaffrey

Rob Zombie’s Halloween Crushed Two Visions Into One

Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Dan Caffrey revisits the summer of 2007, when Rob Zombie brought Halloween a couple of months early. For me, Rob Zombie could have been the Adam Sandler of horror directors. No matter how far the […]


A special screening of ‘Industrial Accident: The Untold Story of Wax Trax! Records’ in Los Angeles this fall

Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records the documentary chronically one most important institutions Industrial Music— the Wax Trax! Records shop and record label—will be  having a “test screening” this November in Los Angeles at an special event featuring current and former members of My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Revolting Cocks, Ministry and Front 242. […]

By cosstaff

Top 50 Cover Songs from Movies

Say Anything has “In Your Eyes”, Goodfellas has “Layla”, Apocalypse Now has “The End”, and Fight Club has “Where Is My Mind”. These are established truths. But a cover song in a movie is different. It can actually elevate the drama — ascribing meaning and sentiment to the music being played. All of a sudden this song that we’re pretty sure we’ve […]