Tag Archives: Carter Burwell

Jason Bateman continues his directorial progression with “The Family Fang”

A few years back, Jason Bateman made his directorial debut with the amusing yet filthy comedy Bad Words. This year, he has a sophomore feature that just hit screens in The Family Fang. I saw this movie a couple of weeks ago at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and found[...]

“Anomalisa” is the best animated film of the year and one of 2015’s best films overall

It’s always a pleasure to really be blown away by a film, even more so when you weren’t prepared for it to happen. I actually even experienced something truly rare. As the credits began to roll on Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman’s stop motion animated flick, I was shocked that[...]

Hollywood Contenders – Where does “Carol” fit into the awards season now?

It’s been a very interesting year so far for Todd Haynes’ film Carol. Beginning at the Cannes Film Festival, it was feted as one of 2015’s biggest Oscar contenders, and throughout the festival season (including the New York Film Festival), that has more or less continued. The thing is, slowly[...]

Hollywood Contenders – Charlie Kaufman in the Oscar race again for “Anomalisa”

I don’t think you’ll find much competition if you make the claim that Charlie Kaufman is one of the two or three best screenwriters in the business. As he transitions to directing as well, Kaufman is continuing to leave his mark as a singular talent, which is only increasing his[...]

“Black Swan,” “True Grit” scores disqualified for Oscar consideration

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Two of the best film scores I heard this year were Clint Mansell’s “Black Swan” and Carter Burwell’s “True Grit.” The former is gothic and terrifying (in the best ways), while the latter is warm, weathered and inspiring (in the best ways). Too bad neither of them will[...]