- BLACKkKLANSMAN Terence Blanchard
- IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Nicholas Britell
- ISLE OF DOGS Alexandre Desplat
- MARY POPPINS RETURNS Marc Shaiman
- A STAR IS BORN Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Lukas Nelson
- Isle of Dogs (Alexandre Desplat) – A great score should feel part of the movie it is supporting and Desplat’s themes are as wacky and out there as Wes Anderson’s script and visuals. A perfect marriage for a really great film.
The BAFTA Winner
- A Star Is Born
|A Star is Born
|A worthy remake that grew on me as it went. Both lead roles were played very well and the songs were good, but I didn't buy some of the emotional bits and the British manager was just awful.
|Despite its wewighty subject matter Spike Lee has crafted an engaging film that works as both history and entertainment.
|As funny as it is powerful, as thrilling as it is harrowing, Spike Lee's film delivers an incredibly strong message in the most entertaining way possible, with an ending that is both shocking and necessary. A film the whole world should see.
|If Beale Street Could Tak
|I haven't read the book, but this felt like an important story of love and an inherently racist police force/legal system. However the overly dramatic romance scenes and arty incidental shots lessen the impact of the actual drama.
|Isle of Dogs
|A wonderful oddball film that comes so close to greatness, only to run out of steam half an hour too soon. Wes Anderson shows no signs of running out of steam and can now add 'acclaimed animation director' to his resume.
|Mary Poppins Returns
|Does a remarkable job of feeling like an extension of the original. Blunt is tremendous when singing, but loses her way with the spoken parts.