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Sounds, Visions and Insights by Brian Skutle

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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If I remember correctly, my 2015 list of “Movies a Week” began sometime in mid-January, due to 2014 being considerably late thanks to technical issues with my Blu-Ray player, an aggressive work schedule at the end of the year, as well as busy personal schedule. For most of this year, however, I’ve been relatively on […]

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This was a rough year for me in terms of moviewatching. If you’ve already read my end-of-2014 review, you know there’s still a lot left to see, although I’m definitely making up for lost time at the start of this year. That same lack of consistency seeped into my “weekly” series of older movie reviews, […]

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With Spike Lee’s great biopic, I finish up my fifth year of “A Movie a Week” reviews, and it’s been quite a year. I’ve been behind most of the year, as life has been busy for me. Very busy. On the one hand, I started a great relationship with a wonderful woman at the start […]

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This year has been a challenging one. My schedule, both at home, and at work, changed in a lot of ways, sometimes making watching films for this series (and in general) difficult. I was behind much of the time. Yet, I persevered, mainly because I just enjoy doing this series too much. This year, I […]

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This is my third year doing the “Movie a Week” series, and I continue to find it a rewarding endeavor. Sometimes, it takes a little longer to get myself worked up to watch the movie I intend to review, but especially if it comes to a movie I wasn’t too sure about at the time […]

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In its second year as a regular column on Sonic Cinema, “A Movie a Week” has found its sea legs…as well as its own section on the front page of the site. That means no more obstruction of Oscar blogs & end-of essays. I figure some of you will be happy about that. I know […]

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Last year, I decided to start a weekly blog, entitled “A Movie a Week.” Inspired by Roger Ebert’s “Great Movies” series and AICN’s Quint’s “A Movie a Day” (and later, “A Movie a Week”) series, I decided to look at older movies in my collection. Some, I had wanted to write about for a while […]

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