A.R. Rahman, the so-called Mozart of Madras, was already famous in Bollywood when Danny Boyle tapped him to score "Slumdog Millionaire."
John Powell, whose credits include such popular animated films as "Shrek," "Happy Feet" and "Kung Fu Panda," returned to that arena with music for one of the year's best-reviewed films: "How to Train…
Documentaries have long been viewed as the poor, overly-earnest relatives of big, sexy feature films.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Alexandre Desplat and Clint Mansel look to classical titans as both reference and inspiration, while John Adams looks inward
Director Christopher Nolan keeps throwing wild challenges at composer Hans Zimmer. First, it was reinventing the sound of a troubled hero for "Batman Begins," then creating an unsettling vibe for the…
When director David Fincher considered composers to score "The Social Network," musical talent aside, he needed someone "who understood the horniness of being the dweeb outsider." Enter Trent Reznor.
"You have to stylize. There's absolutely no danger in that," Werner Herzog said in a 2007 interview.
A few exceptions like "Ben-Hur" and "The Departed" aside, Oscar hasn't smiled on too many remakes. But that's no reason to count out Joel and Ethan Coen's "True Grit," which has been described not as…
If the implications of the Valerie Plame scandal were lost on most, "Fair Game" lays out a pretty clear case without sacrificing the personal drama behind the public events.
While it may have been nine months since "Shutter Island" opened (long enough to relegate films such as "Greenberg" and "A Prophet" to the deepest recesses of moviegoers' memories), don't expect…
Set and shot in the Ozarks, unfolds like a latter-day Greek epic in the sensitive and capable hands of director Debra Granik.