Latest piece for MUBI’s Notebook: The Story Behind the Theme for “Alien”

Jerry Goldsmith was already a veteran film composer with numerous iconic scores under his belt by the time he was enlisted to work on Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979). He’d worked in radio and television through the 1950s, contributing music to classic shows such as The Twilight Zone (1959) and Perry Mason (1959) before making the… Read More Latest piece for MUBI’s Notebook: The Story Behind the Theme for “Alien”

Latest piece for Notebook: What a Little Moonlight Can Do

Since seeing Moonlight a few weekends back, I haven’t been able to get it out my head. Its delicate humanism; James Laxton’s hauntingly intimate photography; the brilliant performances of the cast; Barry Jenkins’ masterful direction—this has all stayed with me since I reluctantly walked left the theatre on that balmy Saturday afternoon. The ushers had… Read More Latest piece for Notebook: What a Little Moonlight Can Do