Is the stigma finally disappearing? Next month, the Pacific Symphony in Costa Mesa, Calif., will present three nights of classical music showcasing concert works by composers better known for their…
In what amounts to a second chance to get some awards love after being locked out of the Academy's score nominees for "The Master" this past year, composer Jonny Greenwood is among the five who will…
This demanding but highly absorbing two-hander showcases Benicio Del Toro and Mathieu Amalric at the top of their craft.
While Peter Jackson's prequel to "The Lord of the Rings" delivers more of what made his earlier trilogy so compelling -- it doesn't offer nearly enough novelty to justify the three-film, nine-hour…
Alexandre Desplat, John Williams, Howard Shore, Alberto Iglesias and Cliff Martinez were all double nominees for the World Soundtrack Awards, the culmination of the Ghent Intl. Film Festival in…
An eerily precise match of filmmaker and material, "Cosmopolis" probes the soullessness of the 1% with the cinematic equivalent of latex gloves.
In attempting to make his first film for all ages, Martin Scorsese has fashioned one for the ages.
The first 10 minutes of Martin Scorsese's latest feature "Hugo" is an overture of sorts.
"Lord of the Rings" fans can't get enough. First there were the movies, then the expanded movies on DVD, then the expanded soundtracks, and now an entire book on Howard Shore's Oscar-winning scores…
The considerable integrity and strength of John Patrick Shanley's play prevail despite a questionable central performance in "Doubt."
Howard Shore, coming to the end of a four-year odyssey composing the music for "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, says he is tired but happy.