• The Incredibles

    The Incredibles

    ★★★★★

    doing an Instagram Live with Giacchino on Tuesday so I thought I’d reward myself with my favorite score of his

  • The Age of Innocence

    The Age of Innocence

    ★★★★★

    This movie felt like slowly putting on the most beautiful silk glove in the world. That last scene broke my heart. A lush score that I, at the beginning of the film, swore *must* be the work of a classical composer. But it was the original score!

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    ★★★½

    Would like to protect the child actor with my life. Very heartwarming! I think I am a sucker for the crotchety old man and the annoying little kid who he grows to love dynamic. The movie Up. And other examples I can’t think of

  • Up

    Up

    ★★★★★

    I truly believe this movie to be a work of genius. If you haven’t seen it in awhile, I really recommend a rewatch.

    The music in this movie has such a sense of wonder! Giacchino milks that one iconic melody throughout the movie but he filters it through a few emotions, so I think it really works.

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    Jonny :)

  • The Third Man
  • The Conversation

    The Conversation

    ★★★★

    Saw this in the summer for the first time. Great movie. Love a plot fueled by paranoia. AMAZING music! Very piano heavy and almost nothing else. Also: an ending that sits with you.

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Loved when they were all looking up at her at the end. “My house. My rules” mug!!!!!! I want to live in that house also I want to live inside Chris Evans sweater he can just nestle me inside it. Fun movie

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Phoenix

    Phoenix

    ★★★½

    You can see it coming, the way *that moment* happens. But it still gives you a last-puzzle-piece-fitting satisfactory moment. Ended just the way I, personally, wanted it to end. Anyway: hoes before bros!

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★

    What a beautiful movie. Really wish I had seen this one in theaters. Don’t particularly feel one way or the other toward the film’s “ultimate message.” Maybe on the second watch I will. I was just so blown away by how it looked, the way it was paced, the relationship between brad and his dad. Also this movie got me thinking a lot about the certain risks composers can take when they’re doing a sci-fi score. Other composer note: Like…

  • Elf

    Elf

    ★★★★

    Will always love Elf. Very weird imagining this man is in the Force Majeure remake though