“Bones and All” by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

I really don’t know how they do it, but Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have once again delivered a fantastic score that adds another nuance to their already considerable repertoire after David Fincher’s Mank and the HBO’s Watchmen series, to name only a few. Both as a film and as a soundtrack, Bones and All is more than the sum of its parts. Horror meets coming-of-age meets romance meets social drama. The score captures all of these aspects in an incredibly compelling way, as the soundtrack album is bookmarked with four absolutely stunning variations on the beautiful main motif, led…

“Avatar” & “Avatar: The Way of Water” by James Horner, Simon Franglen

I don’t really have an awful lot to say about this blog post or its custom covers. And I also don’t feel like adding my opinion on the Avatar movies to the thousands of reviews and essays already out there. So instead I thought I’d just share some random trivia that I’ve picked up over the last few days while researching James Cameron and his filmography. Welcome to watchmojo dot com, I’m heidl and here are ten incredible facts you didn’t know about director mastermind James Cameron. (No.6 will make you cry!) ALIEN$ This is a rather popular story, but…

“Nope” by Michael Abels, Various Artists

Finally, after over two and a half years, I went to the movies again, and it couldn’t have been a better homecoming than with Jordan Peele’s Nope. The film tells the story of a remote horse ranch in the California backcountry called Haywood Hollywood Horses where strange things are happening. Clutter is falling from the sky, electronic equipment is failing regularly, and the horses are acting increasingly startled. It’s only when the ranch owners set up security cameras in the valley that they realize the real danger is lurking behind the clouds. This rather simple premise is unfolding a mysterious…

“Punch-Drunk Love” by Jon Brion

After two sprawling epics, director Paul Thomas Anderson took it down a notch and came along with a small and low-key romantic comedy called Punch-Drunk Love. The film centers around Barry Egan, a thirty-something basket-case who leads a dull life. During the day he tries to sell toilet plungers, while at night he desperately seeks deep conversations with sex hotline workers. He is emotionally unstable and trapped in his little world of borderline, crying fits, and a deep-seated longing for a significant other. Until one day, an unexpected encounter turns his life upside down… I don’t know if there’s anything…

“Magnolia” by Jon Brion, Aimee Mann

There are films that you consider to be flawless until you watch them again years later and realize that they aren’t even as good as you thought they were. Instead they’re more like testimonials of their time, grounded in the very moment. Times are constantly changing and many of the films from back then evoke quite different emotions today. But there are also the rare exceptions that haven’t lost any of their magic. Films that years and decades later still manage to captivate just like they did when they were originally released. Magnolia is such a case for me. I…