Sonic Cinema

Sounds, Visions and Insights by Brian Skutle

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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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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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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Hello readers and listeners! For Episode 9 of the Sonic Cinema Podcast, 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 eighth straight year. It beats finishing the blog in December…or two weeks ago, in the case of my 2014 blog. I hope […]

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