Sonic Cinema

Sounds, Visions and Insights by Brian Skutle

News

Hello readers and listeners! This was a bit of an impromptu episode, but I was hoping to have it happen at some point anyway, and I think you’ll like it. Today, I speak with filmmaker Christopher Maloney, who made a documentary that he’s been making the rounds with this year called “In God We Trump,” and it looks at the Evangelical Christian support for Donald Trump. He’s got a Kickstarter […]

Categories: News, News - General

Hello readers and listeners! For our tenth episode of 2018, I’m please to have an interview for you with one of my very favorite filmmakers over the past few years, courtesy of his short films “Joke,” “Sea Change” and “Jay,” among others. He is Nickolas Duarte, and we have a lovely discussion about his work and the body of work he has built up through his own Crown Chimp Films. […]

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A Movie A Week

A decade ago, I started “A Movie a Week,” wherein I would catch up on reviewing movies I’ve loved over the years, as well as some movies I had never seen before. The inspiration at the start was Roger Ebert’s “Great Movies” series, although I would not limit myself to great films. The series has had its ups and downs in terms of regularity, but it has some consistency when […]

Categories: News, News - Movie A Week

Ok, so I’m going to be blunt about this- 2017 was a fucking disaster for my “Movie a Week” series. This is not a reflection on the films that were watched and reviewed, but in how chaotic my life got, and how it got in the way of doing this series on a regular basis. From January on, this run was a mess in terms of staying on schedule, so […]

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Music News

It has been quite a while since I posted in this section. Four years, in fact. It is representative of the significant change in focus in my life, and in Sonic Cinema, since I was coming off of taking online courses through the Berklee College of Music for Film & TV Music composition. I’ve already touched on that change of focus in earlier posts- this is about some musical ideas […]

Categories: News, News - Music

It’s been nearly a year since I last updated on Sonic Cinema on my musical exploits. Truth is, I’ve been pretty busy with a lot of balls juggling in the air, so I haven’t been able to update quite as regularly as I’d prefer. But here we are, almost done with the first third of 2015, and it’s definitely been a ride. Last year, most of the year saw my […]

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