Live Review 2001: A Space Odyssey (Sydney Symphony)

Stellar performance: this powerful orchestral odyssey does Kubrick’s genius justice.

Tan Dun: composing is Zen; conducting is like tai chi

For the Chinese film composer, synchronising sound and image is a form of martial arts.

The music of Jaws: an interview with John Williams

The legendary film composer on how two simple notes have terrified millions of moviegoers.

HERRMANN: Moby Dick; Sinfonietta (Danish NSO & Choir/Schonwandt)

Rare insight into Bernard Herrmann's compositional life before Hitchcock and Orson Welles.

A Dangerous Method (Fassbender, Mortensen)

Analyse this: do the elements add up in Cronenberg's psychological drama?

Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, Brad Pitt, Sean Penn)

At one with nature: this existential drama from Terrence Malick taps directly into the heart.

Duelling Red Priests race to film Vivaldi biopics

Depardieu and Kingsley rumoured to star in rival flicks about the Baroque composer.

The Tempest (Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Ben Wishaw)

An imperfect storm - this version of The Tempest presents a good but unspectacular vision of the classic tale.
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