Sonic Cinema

Sounds, Visions and Insights by Brian Skutle

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 […]

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Hello readers and listeners! This episode has me talking with fellow critic and blogger, Phil Fasso. Phil runs the horror website, Death Ensemble, and I talk to him about how he got his start, and what drew him to horror movies as we get ready to start the month of October. I hope you enjoy! […]

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When I first had the idea for Sonic Cinema back in 2000, the intention was for it to be an online hub for my movie reviews, of course, but first and foremost, I wanted it to be a home for my musical work, which was what I saw myself focusing on, at the time. In […]

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Hello readers and listeners! For the second year in a row, I have immediately followed up Dragon*Con with a filmmaker interview. This year, it is with actor/writer/director Cindy Maples. She’s the director of “Random” and “Out of My Mind”, and she’s currently revving up for her next film behind the camera, the GoFundMe-funded horror-comedy, “E-Bowla.” […]

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Hello readers and listeners! For our latest episode, I decided to share my thoughts on this past weekend’s Dragon*Con fantasy/sci-fi/horror convention in Atlanta, Georgia, which I attended for the ninth straight year. It’s a comparatively short one from the past couple of podcasts, and that’s both good and bad. I hope you enjoy! Episode 18- […]

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Hello readers and listeners! I wish I had been able to do more as far as podcasts this summer, but that is how it goes. For this episode, I use the occasion of turning 40 to look back at the 40 films that have shaped me the most as an individual. A lot of these […]

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Hello readers and listeners! I’m excited to have a new episode of the Sonic Cinema Podcast for you, and like the previous one, it’s an in-depth look at a particular film with a guest. The guest this time is one of my favorite fellow nerds, Marv Dickey, and he and I are discussing the short […]

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Hello readers and listeners! I’m pleased to announce that the latest episode of the Sonic Cinema Podcast is now ready to go, and it’s a doozy. Today, I’m joined by filmmaker Chris Esper and we dive into Martin Scorsese’s trilogy of faith with “The Last Temptation of Christ,” “Kundun” and “Silence.” I hope you enjoy! […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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