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  • The Incredibles
  • Gone Girl
  • Vertigo
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  • Lamb

    ★½

  • Toy Story 4

    ★★★½

  • Luca

    ★★★

  • Toy Story 3

    ★★★★

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    Comfort music has never sounded so chilling, and distortion has never sounded so beautiful. This score is by far Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ best work to date. 

    Film: 5/5 stars
    Score: 5/5 stars

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★

    When I first saw that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, known for their largely electronic and minimalist scores for David Fincher films such as Gone Girl (2014) and The Social Network (2010), had scored this film, I was curious if they'd try to create some kind of anachronistic electronic soundscape for this film that was clearly trying to emulate the look and sound of the 40s.

    Much to my surprise, they too went with a complete emulation of the music…

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  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★½

    The best thing about this movie and its score is the silence. Each moment feels like it draws on for decades (in a great way) and the tension is perfectly crafted. It’s a shame that the story becomes a little hard to follow given that it feels like not much actually happens in the film overall.

    The silence is as much a part of the score as the music is. While the music itself is effectively minimalistic and builds tension…

  • Laura

    Laura

    ★★★★★

    David Raksin's score for Laura is the perfect embodiment of infatuation. Consisting of essentially one theme, Laura's theme, the music heard throughout the entire movie has the same melody over and over again, yet each time it catches you in a different phase of Laura's narrative, making it feel new each time. Each repetition keeps simultaneously chipping away at and building up your idea of Laura. Not to mention that the theme itself is just one of the most beautiful tunes ever. 

    A truly fascinating score that perfectly captures this film, which thrills you right down to the last minute.

    Film: 5/5 stars
    Score: 5/5 stars