Sonic Cinema

Sounds, Visions and Insights by Brian Skutle

News

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 Awakens” last year. I hope you enjoy, and I will have more as we round […]

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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 summer and is an important look at modern independent filmmaking. I hope you enjoy! Episode […]

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A Movie A Week

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 top of the “A Week” part of this series, and that included a kitchen remodel […]

Categories: News, News - Movie A Week

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, as well, so much so that, at the end of the year, I was doing […]

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Music News

Since I last wrote in this section back in June of last year, a LOT has happened. Not necessarily from a musical standpoint, but in life. The most significant change in my life over the past nine months was the passing of my father, Mark, after a year and a half of heart trouble. That put my plans for my October composing practice, which included releasing an album’s worth of […]

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It feels like I’ve had a busy year thus far musically, but the truth of the matter is, I really haven’t had much I’ve done. That’s not really true, of course, as I released two long-awaited albums: “Storytelling” and “Arpeggiations & Atmospheres”, both of which had been completed in 2011. The reasons for their delay? Cover art for “Storytelling” (WELL worth the wait from my dear friend, Carrie Stribling), and […]

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