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.

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Finding Joe

Finding Joe

| November 14, 2011

In the first few minutes of Finding Joe, the question is posed: Who is Joseph Campbell and why should we care? The question is never fully answered. This documentary is more of a self-improvement guide rather than a film about the life and work of mythologist Joseph Campbell. While somewhat disappointing to someone who was […]

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The Rum Diary

The Rum Diary

| October 27, 2011

At the Austin Film Festival premiere of The Rum Diary, the presenter introduced Johnny Depp as an actor capable of perfectly combining comedy and fear. That’s precisely what Depp skillfully executes in this film based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson. Not only Depp, but the entire cast, is effective in this story of […]

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The Lost Future

The Lost Future

| October 4, 2011

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 […]

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Life After Django

Life After Django

| August 16, 2011

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 […]

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