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‘Carmen’ Review: Melissa Barrera and Paul Mescal in a Bizet Riff With More Passion Than Point

Dancer-choreographer Benjamin Millepied makes his feature directing debut by recasting the famous opera as an experimental fever dream on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Diane Warren, Nicholas Britell and Jonny Greenwood Lead Society of Composers & Lyricists Nominations

Composers Nicholas Britell and Jonny Greenwood and songwriter Diane Warren are among the multiple nominees for the third annual Society of Composers & Lyricists Awards, to be held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 1. Britell, known for his collaborations with writer-director Barry Jenkins, is nominated for his score in the […]

How ‘The Underground Railroad’ Composer Created a “Very Complex Soundscape” with Music

In 2016, Nicholas Britell burst onto audiences’ radar with his mesmerizing score for Moonlight, for which he earned his first Oscar nomination. In another important first, the film marked the beginning of his creative partnership with writer-director Barry Jenkins. Following 2018’s If Beale Street Could Talk, the duo embarked on their third project together with […]

‘The Underground Railroad’ Composer Nicholas Britell Featured in THR’s ‘Behind the Screen’ Episode

Composer Nicholas Britell discusses his sweeping orchestral score for Amazon limited series The Underground Railroad in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Behind the Screen. The Underground Railroad, Barry Jenkins’ epic adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, novel follows Cora Randall, played by Thuso Mbedu, as a slave who flees her Georgia plantation. The […]

Vanessa Kirby in ‘Italian Studies’: Film Review | Tribeca 2021

The Oscar-nominated British actress plays a writer struck with sudden memory loss as she drifts through New York City encountering teenagers in Adam Leon’s enigmatic experiment.

“You Have to Need the Music”: Nicholas Britell, Kathryn Bostic and the Composer Roundtable

Nicholas Britell, Kathryn Bostic, Michael Abels, Hildur Gudnadóttir, Alberto Iglesias and Alexandre Desplat join the conversation on the biggest musical challenges they faced last year and why composing for film is more like being a nurse than a doctor.

‘Succession’ Composer Nicholas Britell Shares His Pick for Show’s Media Conglomerate CEO

Nicholas Britell attended the annual event of dance, co-chaired by Natalie Portman and Brie Larson. Others in attendance included LL Cool J, Frank Gehry and Barry Jenkins.

‘Succession’ Composer Nicholas Britell Is as Obsessed With Those Memes as You

Nicholas Britell talks about the internet's obsession with his HBO title tune and the explosion of clips on social media, like the one of Kermit the Frog dancing in perfect synchronicity.

Composer Roundtable: 6 Contenders on Film Music’s Lack of Women, Working All-Nighters and How They’d Score the Election

Lesley Barber ('Manchester by the Sea'), Nicholas Britell ('Moonlight'), John Debney ('The Jungle Book), Hauschka ('Lion'), Justin Hurwitz ('La La Land') and Hans Zimmer ('Hidden Figures') sat down for a discussion about their work process, the music that inspires them and why they never see their families (even working out of studios in their own homes!).