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Kaleidescape Teams Up with ‘The Cinema Connoisseur’

Work together to provide Cinema Sommelier movie reviews, which are styled after wine reviews.

The Cinema Connoisseur - Cavitt

The Cinema Connoisseur, a new digital publication by Paradise Theater founder Sam Cavitt for the purpose of growing the awareness and advancing the experience of private cinema, and Kaleidescape have announced a creative collaboration to provide uniquely inspiring movie reviews for private cinema connoisseurs — the Cinema Sommelier movie review.

“Selecting the Kaleidescape content team to act as master sommelier for the Cinema Sommelier movie review portion is an obvious choice,” says Cavitt. “Kaleidescape has been the paramount curator of movies for private cinema owners since their beginning. There is no comparison. For sourcing, managing, and providing the highest-resolution movie collections, Kaleidescape stands alone. No one else comes close!”

Presented like a fine wine review, each Cinema Sommelier movie review connects the cinema enthusiast and movie lover with the fun and the connoisseurship of movies as art and entertainment, akin to a wine sommelier providing insight, details, and tasting notes in order to enhance the connoisseur’s experience.

“We are delighted to be working with Sam Cavitt to co-develop the Cinema Sommelier movie review collection,” says Tayloe Stansbury, CEO, Kaleidescape. “We have made the creative choice to partner with leaders, experts, and filmmakers to deliver well-rounded perspective in movie reviews that are compelling and fun to read. And once you have picked the right pairing for movie night, you can rest assured that Kaleidescape’s content team has worked tirelessly to ensure the best quality playback experience.”

Each Cinema Sommelier movie review will be structured in the same way but will include insights from experts as guest contributors to the Kaleidescape content team’s foundational elements, which include the review opening with Kaleidescape Curated Notes and Body of Work sections.

As with fine wine, there are always moments that shine in a movie, with scenes that stand out in our audio/video sensory palate. The Demo Notes section of the review calls upon industry experts to contextualize, like tasting notes, what makes these scenes demo worthy. The inaugural issue features Sean Skelley, CEO of Definitive Audio, sharing some personal insights.

The last section of the review, Artist Insight, brings everything together. Every exceptional wine review brings a little something extra to the table, such as personal insights from the master winemaker or the team of vintners who helped produce the final product. The artistry that goes into moviemaking deserves the same recognition. This section of the review calls upon “film vintners” to bring some added texture to what went into creating the artistic flavors of the film. For the inaugural review, supervising sound editor and sound designer Erik Aadahl, an Academy Award nominee for Best Achievement in Sound Editing for A Quiet Place, provides his take.

To receive the inaugural edition of Cinema Connoisseur and the first Cinema Sommelier movie review of A Quiet Place, subscribe by visiting