You Watch A Movie With Your Ears: A Fascinating “Look” At Sound Design (VIDEO ESSAY) You'll never watch a movie the same way again, because you'll finally realize just how much the sound is affecting what you see and how you see it. That's the result of this brilliant video essay by Evan Puschak, a.k.a. The Nerdwriter. He takes a scene from Steven Spielberg's Munich and breaks down exactly [...]

Listen To Main Title Theme From READY PLAYER ONE Soundtrack (AUDIO) There's something perfect, even poetic, about having the composer from Back To The Future write the music for Ready Player One, even beyond the fact that a DeLorean is a primary vehicle in the film's OASIS VR world. Steven Spielberg's regular composer John Williams was not available this time around; his scoring plate was [...]

Oscar Winner For Live Action Short Is A Moving, Must-See Portrait: Full Film Here (VIDEO) Don’t get sidetracked by the confusing, too-clever-for-its-own-good title. The winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short is a deeply moving human portrait. (Watch the full 40-minute movie above.) Mindy Alper is a 56-year-old woman who has suffered from phobias her entire life. As a child, depression, anxiety, and social triggers were compounded by [...]

My Predictions For The 90th Academy Award Nominations (AWARDS 2017)

For the Oscar nerds out there, here are my predictions of who and what the Academy will nominate on Tuesday morning for their 90th Annual Awards - in all categories but three (Live Action Short, Animated Short, and Documentary Short). For the Best Picture category, the Academy rules state that there can be "up to 10" nominees, but 10 [...]