Ringing in the new year with one of my favorite unsung movies of the mid ‘90s is Kino Lorber, whose Blu-Ray (eagerly awaited – at least by me) of Roland Joffe’s THE SCARLET LETTER (135 mins., 1995, R)gives viewers another chance to evaluate this handsomely produced, “freely adapted” take on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel – one that was derided both for the casting of Demi Moore as heroine Hester Prynne and ample alterations from its source material.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced their latest nominations for their movie awards, including Original Music:
BlacKkKlansman - Terence Blanchard
If Beale Street Could Talk - Nicholas Britell
Isle of Dogs - Alexandre Desplat
Mary Poppins Returns - Marc Shaiman
A Star Is Born - Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Lukas Nelson
Justin Hurwitz won the Golden Globe for Best Original Score, Motion Picture for First Man, and "Shallow" from A Star Is Born won Best Original Song, Motion Picture.
Bernie the Dolphin - Joshua Mosley - Lakeshore The Box of Delights - Roger Limb - Silva (import) I Familiari Delle Vittime Non Saranno Avvertiti - Francesco De Masi - Beat The Sisters Brothers - Alexandre Desplat - Lakeshore (U.S. release)