Interview…Nathan Johnson on the Lush Orchestral Score to ‘Knives Out’

One of our favorite composers, and one we’ve been fortunate enough to speak with several times over the years, is Nathan Johnson. With each film score, he’s continually gained an audience with a signature and stylistic approach to his work. That’s partly because he and his cousin are a package deal. Nathan and long time […]

Sweet Trailer…Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’

Rian Johnson has had one very impressive career. Going from Brick to The Brothers Bloom to Looper is a feat in itself. Then you throw in his work on some episodes of Breaking Bad which all lead to him landing a Star Wars film. So, yeah, The Last Jedi was divisive, but before he begins […]

Exclusive: Interview…Nathan Johnson Talks Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rian Johnson and the Musical Mojo of ‘Don Jon’

A gifted musician in his own right, film composer Nathan Johnson creates such unique musical soundscapes for every movie, short film and project to which he’s attached. This year he composed the score to Don Jon, which is Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s modernized interpretation of the iconic thief of hearts. With a sound and style that’s so varied and diverse, […]

G-S-T Year in Review – Andrew’s 2012 Wrap Up

I’m willing to admit that last year, I talked 2011 a bit more than necessary. Not that my feelings on the year were dishonest; contrary to many, I thought well of 2011, a year that didn’t contain a plethora of lasting classics but still offered a lot of excellent cinema for our viewing pleasure. But […]

Oscar's Make-Up Shortlist Might Throw You For a Loop

Well, here’s some cool news– especially if you liked Rian Johnson’s Looper anywhere near as much as we did. The AMPAS released the last seven films still in competition for this year’s “Best Makeup” category, and while I can think of a lot of other areas where Looper deserves recognition (and in which it might […]

The Gun in Your Hand: Looper's Cycles of Violence

(Foreword: Looper began its theatrical run last Friday, and at this point I presume most of you have seen it or are going to see it. That said, if you have not seen the film, steer clear of this essay; it is spoiler-heavy by the third paragraph. I also don’t rehash plot points in detail. Read at your […]

G-S-T Review…Looper

At a glance, Looper almost feels like an outlier in Rian Johnson’s minute body of work. Unlike Johnson’s flawless debut, Brick, or his disappointing sophomore effort, The Brothers Bloom, Looper operates within a grand, wide-spanning scope that reaches across time; the central story here is intimate, just as in his other films, but it’s set […]

Ohhh, Look…Superb Viral Trailer 'Looper the Movie the 8-Bit Game'

With September right around the corner, fans excited for Rian Johnson’s awesome looking sci-fi thriller Looper don’t have to wait too much longer (it hits theaters on Sept 28th btw). But to hold you over until next month comes this clever viral 8-bit video for Looper the Movie the 8-Bit Game. More than just a […]

FANTASTIC FEST Announces Second Wave of Film Programming Including 'Looper' and 'Sinister'

If you are at all familiar with the Austin cinema scene, the Alamo Draft House is a mecca to say the least. Home to a handful of film festivals (SXSW being one of the biggest) the more eclectic but equally high profile event is one Fantastic Fest; also known as the largest genre festival in the US. A […]

Ohhh, Look…Scoring 'Looper' Featurette with Nathan Johnson

This is for all you film buffs out there with an interest and/or passion for film music. Composer Nathan Johnson has something special cooked up for Rian Johnson’s upcoming sci-fi actioner Looper and it sounds quite awesome. I won’t say much more about it but instead allow Mr. Johnson to tell about his highly unique […]

Sweet UK Trailer…'Looper'

The marketing for Looper, the time-travel based action thriller from Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brother’s Bloom), has gone from a very cut and dry tumblr blog, to an intriguing shot of the awesome looking time machine to a full-on action packed trailer. Well, following suit comes this equally charged UK trailer…if you haven’t seen it yet, […]

Ohhh, Look…The Time Machine From Rian Johnson's 'Looper'

Happy Belated New Year to you all!! After the whirlwind of 2011 we are confidently moving into the 2012 line up. FYI, for a good batch of what to look forward to this year, have a gander at our own Andrew Crump’s well crafted 15 films he’s excited to see in 2012. One of the […]