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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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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, the sound can be a bit rough, but the quality of the discussion more than […]

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A Movie A Week

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 of the year. On the other hand, my father passed away in October, making for […]

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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 decided to do a couple of things different, first in my selection of filmmaker, then […]

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Music News

In January 2011, Atlanta-area composer Brian Skutle had an idea for an EP that would return to the more exploratory type of musical craft he did in his years at Georgia State University. The result is his sixth release, and first digital-only album, “Arpeggiations & Atmospheres”. Inspired by electronica artists such as BT and Daft Punk, Skutle wanted to try his hand at something more in keeping with “popular” notions […]

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After the ambitious scope displayed in his last two albums, Atlanta-area composer Brian Skutle returns to the more compilation-like approach of his first two albums with “Storytelling”. The original title of his fifth album (“Storytelling Through Sound,” later shortened to just, “Storytelling”) was inspired by an “artistic mission statement” Skutle wrote in 2006, in which he said, “As early as my first compositions back in 1998, a common thread connected […]

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