Sonic Cinema

Sounds, Visions and Insights by Brian Skutle

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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I feel like the heroine in a Disney musical, ready to break into song. The possibilities are limitless, and I’m ready to attack the day. You see, for the first time, possibly, ever, I am quite ready for the Oscar nominations to be announced, not dreading it. Normally, I have had quite a bit of […]

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I usually try and get this blog up before the calendar switches over, but I had a rather busy final week of the year that led to a slight delay. No matter, it’s only a slight delay, and New Year’s Day only gives it the sense of further closure for the year. Is it closure, […]

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Hello my readers and listeners! I hope you are doing well. After some editing, I finally have the second part of my second podcast available for your listening pleasure, wherein my friend Ronnie Haynes and I dig into the prequels, the TV shows, and what we were expecting prior to the release of “The Force […]

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Hello readers and listeners! In the latest episode of the Sonic Cinema Podcast, it’s my pleasure to interview a Massachusetts-based writer/director/author named Chris Esper. In addition to films such as “Still Life” and “Please Punish Me” that have been reviewed on here, we also discuss his recent book, The Filmmaker’s Journey, which was published this […]

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Hello readers and listeners! In the latest episode of the Sonic Cinema Podcast, it’s my pleasure to interview New York-based actor Timothy J. Cox, a stage-and-screen performer who has sent right around 20 films to me for review over the years, and thinking back, I’m not sure there’s a bad one in the bunch. Admittedly, […]

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Hello readers and listeners! In the latest episode of the Sonic Cinema Podcast, I recap my October Month of the Macabre for 2016 with an overview of what I watched this past month, and why some of the films hold particular interest to me. Interspersed within the episode are musical works inspired by previous October […]

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What is it about the films of Stanley Kubrick that inspire the sort of over-analysis that has become, almost exclusively, reserved for superhero movies and “Star Wars?” Of course, that’s a rhetorical question, as anyone who has watched Kubrick’s films, be it “Lolita” or “Barry Lyndon,” “2001” or “Eyes Wide Shut,” has probably devoted plenty […]

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Hello readers and listeners! For the latest episode of the podcast, and the third one in as many weeks, I’m trying my hand at live filmmaker interviews yet again with writer-director David Spaltro, whose third feature, “Dark Exorcism”, is being released on DVD and VOD on Tuesday, September 13. Our talk ranges from how he […]

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