Sonic Cinema

Sounds, Visions and Insights by Brian Skutle

News

One of the most exciting new filmmakers I’ve had a chance to discover and watch films from is a writer-director from Azerbaijan named Tofiq Rzayev. In both 2015 and 2016, I had the pleasure of watching three short films each year by Rzayev, several of which have been among the best, and favorite films, of mine each of those years. (In 2015, it was “Akibet (Aftermath)”. Last year, it was […]

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Hello readers and listeners! It’s good to be recording podcasts again after a bit of a break for the past few months. We start the 2017 run of the podcasts for the year with my look at the Oscars, my thoughts and predictions for tomorrow night, as well as a rundown of the 10 Best and Favorite films of last year. I hope you enjoy! Episode 14- Best of ’16 […]

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A Movie A Week

We now start my ninth year of “A Movie a Week.” If I had one wish for this series besides being able to follow through on the timeframe of one movie a week, it’s that I wish I could watch nothing but new films for the series. Alas, there are far too many I’ve seen over the years that I still haven’t reviewed, and aside from new films, watching old […]

Categories: News, News - Movie A Week

One of the fundamental challenges of this “Movie a Week” series continues to be that it’s, well, a movie a week. And because I’ve basically planned out the next year during the current one, that means film availability is of the utmost importance in order for this to work. That, and time. Life and work often intervene, and it means this series can get backed up. Most of the time […]

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Music News

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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I don’t know how people go to school full-time, and work full-time, without going insane. It’s been a crazy three months just doing one online class and working full-time. And then there’s that pesky task of having a life in between. I’m baffled. To recap: in my last blog about my musical endeavors, I mentioned how I had decided to go back to school and augment my education. And so, […]

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