Star Wars: The Last Jedi – John Williams
John Williams has written some of the most recognizable scores in movie history, and this year the 85-year-old received his 51st Academy Award. You would think that at this point he would simply be dialing it in, but his score for The Last Jedi was everything fans expected and more: lush orchestrations, sweeping themes, and hair-raising brass fanfare. My favorite cue is “Ahch-To Island,” which accompanies the moment Rey finally meets Luke Skywalker. It is the scene millions of fans had been waiting for, and the music fits every beat perfectly. It’s new music, but it’s classic Williams.