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       1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
      2. Troy
     3. Justice League
    4. Independence Day
   5. Conan the Barbarian
  6. Murder on the Orient Express
 7. Space Battleship Yamato
8. Willow
         1. Star Wars: Force Awakens
        2. Dunkirk
       3. Gladiator
      4. War for the Planet/Apes
     5. Avatar
    6. Spider-Man: Homecoming
   7. Blade Runner 2049
  8. Star Wars: A New Hope
 9. Thor: Ragnarok
10. Valerian: City/1000 Planets
Fifty Shades Freed
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
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3/17/18 Filmtracks announces its 2017 award nominees and winners
Filmtracks celebrates the best film music of 2017 with its annual nominees and winners in the categories of "Top Film Scores," "Top Composers," and "Top Film Cues." The nominees for "Top Film Scores" in 2017 are:
Beauty and the Beast  (Alan Menken)
Bitter Harvest  (Benjamin Wallfisch)
Murder on the Orient Express  (Patrick Doyle)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi  (John Williams)
Viceroy's House  (A.R. Rahman)
Visit the 2017 Awards section to view the winners (and other categories). For more information about these awards or to view the results from previous years, browse the Filmtracks Awards index page.
3/9/18 Bitter Harvest   (Benjamin Wallfisch)
All New Review
Buy it... if you desire respectfully ethnic, romantically longing music for a challenging depiction of genocide, Benjamin Wallfisch supplying conservative but very well executed dramatic melodicism for this otherwise disastrous film.
Avoid it... if you require your orchestral and vocal melodrama to strike a more imposing posture for a historical tragedy, this score seemingly content to explore the majority of its themes without the overwhelming weight the topic might have demanded to engage otherwise bored audiences.
3/2/18 Viceroy's House   (A.R. Rahman)
All New Review
Buy it... if you do not doubt A.R. Rahman's ability to record a lovely and heartfelt merging of Western orchestra and Indian instrumentation and vocals for a highly lyrical and accessibly dramatic experience.
Avoid it... on the score-only album if you seek the credits' song interpolation of the score's main themes or on screen if you expect Rahman's music to be applied with satisfying consistency of presence in context.
2/21/18 The X-Files   (Mark Snow)
Updated Review, With Additional Albums
Buy it... on the comprehensive 2011, 2013, and 2016 4-CD sets spanning all of the seasons of Mark Snow's impressive contributions to the concept if you desire most of the noteworthy and prominent cues heard within the context of the show.
Avoid it... on those pricey sets and instead seek the 1996 single-CD release if you have no interest in the more dynamic, humorous, and strikingly beautiful music from the show's later seasons and instead want the darker, atonal, and atmospheric music from the first three seasons.
2/9/18 Twister   (Mark Mancina)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... on the vastly superior 2017 album presentation if you enjoy adventurous symphonic/electronic hybrid scores of significant bravado, for Twister is one of the more rousing entries in the disaster genre.
Avoid it... on the badly arranged 1996 album at all costs or if you can never accept the idea of wailing electric guitars interspersed with Aaron Copland-inspired Americana spirit in this context.
2/1/18 Cliffhanger   (Trevor Jones)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you, like most film score fans, are mesmerized by Trevor Jones' most majestic title themes of noble brass and high strings and seek a robust action score to go with that identity.
Avoid it... if you found nothing attractive in Jones' dominant title theme for Last of the Mohicans, a very close cousin to that of Cliffhanger, and be careful to steer clear of the 2011 Intrada album's awkward re-mixing of the score.
1/24/18 Troy   (Gabriel Yared/James Horner)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... on either available album with James Horner's functional but mundane replacement score only if you have extreme patience with his tendency to recycle his own music, a technique actually made necessary by his last minute rush job for this film.
Avoid it... on the Horner albums completely if you have a chance to somehow obtain the vastly superior rejected score by Gabriel Yared, the momentous crown jewel of his career that has haunted film score fans since its intentional leak to the public by the frustrated composer in 2004.
2010 FILMTRACKS WINNER: Space Battleship Yamato
Space Battleship Yamato
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