Being both a record nerd and an Oscar obsessive, the music categories at the Academy Awards always warrant a particular level of fascination in the Soundtracking universe.
With all the fuss over Rami Malek and Bohemian Rhapsody on the heels of its Golden Globes triumph, we thought it might be the perfect time to examine it in the context of the other pop music biopic performances that have gone on to Oscar glory.
Die Hard? Gremlins? Batman Returns? What makes a Christmas movie a Christmas movie? Does a song have to be Christmas-themed to become a holiday classic? Here are five unlikely music moments that have helped define alternative Christmas movies.
Is the leading voice in hip hop soundtracks… Swedish?
Aimee Mann isn’t one of the soundtrack MVPs of the modern era, but she did have an MVP outing with her contributions to 1999’s Magnolia soundtrack.
Radiohead’s soundtrack history mirrors their dramatic musical arc as a group. Frontman Thom Yorke recently stepped into his most ambitious cinematic effort, scoring Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake.
Is there a difference between a movie with good music and a good movie soundtrack? This is the question I left Beautiful Boy considering.