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March/April 2017
3/26/17 Filmtracks announces its 2016 award nominees and winners
Filmtracks celebrates the best film music of 2016 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 2016 are:
Alice Through the Looking Glass  (Danny Elfman)
Assassination Classroom: Graduation  (Naoki Sato)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them  (James Newton Howard)
The Jungle Book  (John Debney)
Tale of a Lake (Järven Tarina)  (Panu Aaltio)
Visit the 2016 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.
3/17/17 Assassination Classroom: Graduation   (Naoki Sato)
All New Review
Buy it... if you appreciate the schizophrenic nature of Naoki Sato's pop-culture scores, this one supplying twenty minutes of extremely attractive melodic grace amongst its rocking action.
Avoid it... if you have been particularly unimpressed with Sato's ability to jam hard rock, sensitive piano, orchestral action, and ambient electronic suspense into the same score, this one requiring some patience to appreciate in its whole.
3/11/17 Pete's Dragon   (Daniel Hart)
All New Review
Buy it... if there is no such thing as too heavy a dose of schmaltz in your children's adventure scores, Daniel Hart infusing a satisfyingly emotional narrative to his occasionally overblown score.
Avoid it... if you reject the mere premise of this remake, because nothing of the affable 1977 soundtrack survives in this impressively executed but potentially shallow, workmanlike effort.
3/2/17 Tale of a Lake   (Panu Aaltio)
All New Review
Buy it... if you can't miss one of the most accomplished nature documentary film scores in the history of the genre, a sonic delight that easily transcends Panu Aaltio's prior work in the franchise.
Avoid it... if you have little tolerance for the necessary leaps in tone and style required from cue to cue in this genre, because although Aaltio masterfully weaves his themes through these changing scenes, you still have to accept the occasionally jarring transitions.
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