Weighty Themes Explored in ‘Sound of Metal’

Acceptance, community take center stage in Best Picture nominee

Mar 31 · 4 min read

By Todd Hill

Riz Ahmed stars as a drummer in a metal band who loses his hearing in “Sound of Metal,” directed by Darius Marder. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios

(4 stars out of 5)

I had no real knowledge of “Sound of Metal” until I learned that the film had been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. And that was all I really knew about it when I saw the movie, apart…