Author Archive: Kylah Magee
Kylah Magee received an MA in film studies from Chapman University and a music degree from Texas State. She has worked with the LA Film Festival and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas. She owns and operates Nine Muses Studio where she teaches private voice lessons in Austin, TX.
Most of the frights in the 2011 film Beneath the Darkness come from Dennis Quaid’s intensely violent character Ely. As the local embalmer who seems to kill people when he’s in a bad mood, Quaid provides a serious level of creepiness that never quite frightened me but instead, left me with a rather uneasy feeling. […]
How do you know when you’re doing the right thing? This question permeates the thoughts of the main character, Rachel, in the 2007 Israeli film The Debt (Ha Hov). The story follows a woman who, in 1965, played a role in the capture and killing of a Nazi war criminal. Rachel and two other Mossad […]
Anyone who thought editing was purely a technical or practical sort of job should be required to read Justin Chang’s new book, Editing. Never have I been so convinced of the detrimental role an editor plays in shaping a story. Emotion, intuition, perception, reaction – these are the key words used most often by the […]
I was very excited to see the SyFy original film The Lost Future because I absolutely love any film that predicts a future dystopia. It’s one of my many guilty pleasures. I learned of the plot before viewing the film and the preposterousness of it made me even giddier. Unfortunately, the best thing about The […]
In 2010, renowned Belgian guitarist Django Reinhardt would have turned 100 years old. To honor him, 100 guitarists, including his grandson, David, gathered to pay tribute to this exceptional musician. The film, Life After Django (La vie Django), documented this studio performance and interviewed a handful of musicians and historians who have all dedicated their […]