The Film Score

Impromptu

Explore some of the silver screen’s finest music.

The Film Score with Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips celebrates music that was composed for and inspired by the movies. Every February leading up to the Academy Awards, Phillips shares daily segments that feature the five Oscar-nominated composers. Hour specials of The Film Score have also explored many genres, including movie musicals and holiday films. 

The Sound of Hollywood

February 11, 2019

Host Michael Phillips presents The Film Score: The Sound of Hollywood. The epicenter of the film industry has inspired countless filmmakers and composers — this program celebrates the many sounds of Tinseltown throughout the decades.

Music for Oscar Week 2018

February 26, 2018

Explore this year's Oscar-nominated film scores with Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips.

Music for the Winter Holidays

December 18, 2017

Stream "The Film Score: Music for the Winter Holidays," hosted by Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips, to hear music from holiday favorites and other wintry classics.

Music for Halloween

October 30, 2017

The Film Score: Music for Halloween, hosted by Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips, presents music from movies that explore the supernatural, the science-fictional, and the demonic (with a few laughs along the way).  Stream The Film Score: Music for Halloween below to hear some of the spookiest sounds scored for the silver screen. The Film Score is made possible, ...