Sonic Cinema

Sounds, Visions and Insights by Brian Skutle

News

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 catching up to do before the ceremony, but before the nominations even come out, I […]

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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, however? There’s still a great number of films I haven’t seen, including Martin Scorsese’s “Silence”, […]

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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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