• Fantastic Fest,  Festivals,  Interviews,  Movies/Entertainment

    Interview…Director Sarah Adina Smith on Rami Malek and ‘Buster’s Mal Heart’

    When it comes to head-scratchers, Buster’s Mal Heart is certainly one of them. So, when given the opportunity to speak to filmmakers about their craft and their project, we jumped at the chance. At Fantastic Fest we sat down with writer-director Sarah Adina Smith to talk about her second feature. While many answers to questions we had after the screening weren’t given, sometimes getting to know where someone is coming from gives a better understanding of why they put on screen what they did. Buster’s Mal Heart stars Rami Malek (in an incredible performance) and the film has just as many humorous moments as unexpected ones as his character seeks to find a better life for his…

  • Editorials,  Movies/Entertainment,  Quick 5/Top 10

    "To Whom It May Concern": 10 Filmmakers Yet To Receive Love Letters

    Terms like epic and legendary, even hysterical or action packed, are all superlatives that get thrown around in film reviews and comment threads ad nauseum. One such adjective that seems to be making more appearances is that of “love-letter”. This year we found two such instances where the aptly dropped superlative perfectly describes these homage laden films; both of which, in their own right, are very nearly dopplegangers or reincarnations of a previous filmmaker’s work. Super 8 and 13 Assassins fully embraced the styles of the films they themselves were modeled after. Also they’re fantastic films which as more than gushing tributes to said inspirational visionaries (Steven Spielberg and Akira Kurosawa) would make any filmmaker envious of such a complimentary and…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Latest Cinematic Meme…"15 Directors"

    Hello World, Marc Here: Peter, the wise cinematic proprietor of Magic Lantern Film Blog named me in this fun and yet challenging meme titled “15 Directors”. Here I am charged with naming 15 directors who have help shape the way I look at motion pictures. Fun because like our Films That Defined Us post I can name a bunch of directors who made the films I love. Challenging because I have to come up with some entries on this list that will make people think I’m as refined and cool as Peter. Well then, the game is on my friend. Let’s get to it shall we?? While I think it’s impossible…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Latest Cinematic Meme…”15 Directors”

    Hello World, Marc Here: Peter, the wise cinematic proprietor of Magic Lantern Film Blog named me in this fun and yet challenging meme titled “15 Directors”. Here I am charged with naming 15 directors who have help shape the way I look at motion pictures. Fun because like our Films That Defined Us post I can name a bunch of directors who made the films I love. Challenging because I have to come up with some entries on this list that will make people think I’m as refined and cool as Peter. Well then, the game is on my friend. Let’s get to it shall we?? While I think it’s impossible…