From “Fences” to “The Founder,” “Gold” to “Miss Sloane,” and “Live by Night to “Patriots Day,” many of this year’s scores took their cue from the strong characters that were central to each story…
Acclaimed composer Carter Burwell joins Variety's Steve Chagollan to reveal what went into the score for "Carol," which garnered Burwell his first Oscar nomination.
Carter Burwell has waded into unfamiliar waters, having earned his first Oscar nomination for scoring the drama "Carol," and doing the requisite rounds on the awards season circuit. The film…
When you tally up the countless rules, assumptions and conventional wisdoms that accompany every year's Oscar selections, on its surface, 2015 appears to be the poster child for kudos consistency…
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This stimulating but overly frenetic docudrama depicts the fast, controversial rise of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.
Martin McDonagh's Los Angeles-set "Seven Psychopaths" exploits easy quirk for big laughs, being the tale of an alcoholic Irish screenwriter and his two scam-artist buddies, who kidnap rich people's…
The composers and supervisors behind the upcoming fall releases
Critics say policies on adapted scores need tune-up
At ASCAP's 26th annual Film & Television Music Awards on Thursday, the parade of composers receiving kudos for music from 2010's top B.O. earners included James Horner ("The Karate Kid"), Hans Zimmer…
The scores for four contenders for Academy Awards have run afoul of music-branch rules and are being Sdisqualified from Oscar consideration.