DORKING OUT – Special Bulletin #6: Oscar nominees revealed

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks, Welcome to our special bulletin, Dorking Out About the Oscars. LA LA LAND is going to the dance with a record 14 nominations, tying 1950’s ALL ABOUT EVE and 1997’s TITANIC. Other top nominees include ARRIVAL and MOONLIGHT (8 nominations), Mel Gibson’s HACKSAW RIDGE, LION and MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (six nominations) and FENCES and HELL OR HIGH WATER (four nominations). Notice something about all the nominees? They are all dramas. Not one comedy, Academy Voters? Come on. #OscarsSoSerious Best picture “La La Land” “Moonlight” “Manchester by the Sea” “Arrival” “Fences” “Lion” “Hidden Figures” “Hacksaw Ridge” “Hell or High Water” […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 29: The We Make the Golden Globes Good Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s podcast, we talk about Sunday night’s Golden Globe nominations. LA LA LAND won all the awards, but Meryl Streep won the night. We’re going to talk about our favorite and least favorite moments of the show, and share how the winners affect our Oscar picks, because we take our Oscar predictions VERY SERIOUSLY. Then Smith talks about the ridiculous exercise of giving awards to artistic achievements as though they were trophies at the end of a baseball season. You can’t score LA LA LAND or MANCHESTER BY THE SEA like box scores. He’s got some interesting […]Read On »

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Interview: Composer Lesley Barber visits MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA soundtrack| ©2016 Milan Records

Flowing with melodic grace from classical to electronic music, Canadian-born composer Lesley Barber is often an inward traveler when it comes to her character portraits. Amongst her numerous, and eclectically-styled scores, Barber has played the music of a woman trying to break out of WHEN NIGHT FALLS, found the inner courage within the Hebraic rhythms of a Hasidic wife discovering that she has A PRICE ABOVE RUBIES, or discovering the intoxicating darkness within a potential girls school while suspensefully reading THE MOTH DIARIES. Given Lesley Barber’s unique way of playing relationships, perhaps her most rewarding, if too long apart collaboration is with writer-director Kenneth […]Read On »

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