Joined by a six-piece string and wind section, Sigur Ros was in fine form, performing selections that served to highlight the most grandiose moments in the group's discography.
Cameron Crowe's overlong pic works hard to deliver intermittent pleasures, most of which derive from Matt Damon's affable lead turn.
Six years ago, composer John Williams tied Alfred Newman's all-time record of 45 nominations in Oscar's music categories. This year, he could set a new high with one or even two more nominations.
The first 10 minutes of Martin Scorsese's latest feature "Hugo" is an overture of sorts.
Although director Cameron Crowe didn't approach Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi about scoring "We Bought a Zoo" until the last day of shooting, in hindsight the choice seems like a foregone conclusion.
In the riveting opening scene of "Drive," Ryan Gosling's character deftly pilots a getaway car through the dark streets of downtown Los Angeles, with a pulsating, ominous electronic beat behind him.
The composers and lyricists behind some the year's most talked about movie tunes discuss their motivation and their aesthetic, often singing the praises of their collaborators in the process.
Dean DeBlois's docu chronicles two weeks in summer 2006 when Sigur Ros played far-flung corners of their beautiful homeland.