Sonic Cinema

Sounds, Visions and Insights by Brian Skutle

News

In the preparation of looking forward to my Oscar podcast, Patreon rewards and blogs in general for Sonic Cinema, it occurred to me that it had been a while since I have posted some of my all-time lists. Going through them, working on fine-tuning them, I felt it was time to do so again. Patrons of Sonic Cinema got an advanced look at the lists below, which are the 100 […]

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Over the years, I have only had one experience at a film festival. It was in 2002, and it was strictly in a fan capacity, as I made a trip to Birmingham, Alabama one Sunday afternoon to watch the world premiere of Amber Benson’s lovely comedy, “Chance”, which also included a Q&A after the fact with her and other members of the cast and crew. Yes, I have gone to […]

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Sonic Cinema Podcast

Hello readers and listeners! My ambitious series, looking back at the 1999 movie year, continues with one of two returns to the podcast for Death Ensemble editor, P Fasso, as we discuss Peter Hyams’s religious action thriller, “End of Days”. I hope you enjoy! “Class of 1999” – “End of Days” Read Brian’s print review of “End of Days” here. “Class of 1999” Series Introduction “Man on the Moon” “American […]

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Hello readers and listeners! I take a break from the “Class of 1999” series, which will continue soon, as I take a deep dive into the history of Japan’s beloved kaiju, Godzilla, and the many iterations of him over the years, with friend and filmmaker Matthew Saliba. I hope you enjoy! Episode 50 – Matthew Saliba & I on “Godzilla” Several print reviews of the “Godzilla” films are available at […]

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A Movie A Week

As we head into the 11th year of this series, I’m doing more to write more about movies, and older movies, than ever before. I also have more going on with regards to modern movies than I previous have. That’s why, in this space, I may not be holding up to the strict “Movie a Week” ideal I’ve tried to maintain since 2009. I will still keep this as close […]

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It’s ironic that, in my 10th year of doing the “Movie a Week” column, not only was I on point with regards to keeping up with the stated idea of reviewing an older movie a week more often than not, but that I also feel like, moving forward, it might be in my best interest to not stress over keeping up with it in 2019. The reason is simple- I […]

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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 […]

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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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