Here are the composers nominated for Best Original Score. Justin Hurwitz is more than likely going to win for his work on La La Land because the film has the most nominations and it is a musical, after all. Hurwitz also has two original songs nominated). Thomas Newman has been nominated an astonishing thirteen times already and […]Read more "Oscars 2017: Best Original Score"
Hacksaw Ridge is a throwback in many ways, not least in the depiction of the army platoon, filled with boisterous 1940s types with names like Teach, Hollywood, Grease and Smitty, who all look and talk like they just stepped out of a Van Johnson movie.Read more "Oscars 2017: Hacksaw Ridge"
There is a fifth character, and it’s West Texas itself: all depressing small towns, poverty, country music, and cowhands.Read more "Oscars 2017: Hell or High Water"
The great actor John Hurt died the other day, which gives his brief appearance in Jackie – as the family’s Irish priest – even more poignancy.Read more "Oscars 2017: Jackie"
Some viewers might feel that the film is a bit of a cheat, getting to have its intellectual cake and a sentimental slice of it as well.Read more "Oscars 2017: Arrival"
There are only a handful of directors who know how to build dread effectively, and whatever else you can say about Shyamalan, the dude knows how to give an audience the creeps, and he hasn’t lost his knack for framing a shot.Read more "Split"