Movie Review: SOUL

SOUL movie poster | ©2020 Disney/Pixar

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Angela Bassett, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Wes Studi, Fort une Feirnster, Zenobia Shroff Writers: Pete Docter & Mike Jones & Kemp Powers Director: Pete Docter Co-Director: Kemp Powers Distributor: Disney Release Date: December 25, 2020 SOUL has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Animated Motion Picture and Best Score (by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, with jazz compositions and arrangements by Jon Batiste), and will no doubt get some Oscar nods as well. The title of SOUL comes from both the spirit of jazz music, dear to the heart […]Read On »

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Interview: Composer Andrew Hewitt hears THE DOUBLE

THE DOUBLE soundtrack | ©2014 Milan Records

Where Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky’s work might be better known among mainstream moviegoers for history-drenched adaptations of “The Brothers Karamazov” and “Crime and Punishment,” it’s likely that viewers might mistake the new cinematic translation of  THE DOUBLE as coming from the pen of Franz Kafka, another pessimism-drenched writer whose characters dealt with oppressive bureaucracies and mind-numbing daily drudgery. It’s a screaming shadow that’s certainly influenced Hollywood when throwing pathetic everyman heroes into the mouths of madness, whether it’s BRAZIL‘s Sam Lowry haplessly dealing with Central Services to poor BARTON FINK facing screenwriting Armageddon in a hotel from hell. But whatever […]Read On »

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