This is The Magic Lantern, a newsletter about Film, Books, and Culture. Here, you will find essays, columns, book, and film reviews by Emina Melonic. You will also find occasional reflections on specific film shots that have been captivating. The aim is to show the beauty and…
Delmer Daves’ difficult to categorize The Red House—thriller, film noir, and gothic horror—film from 1947.
“Cattle Queen of Montana” was a project that brought joy to Ronald Reagan and Barbara Stanwyck, expanded their already formed friendship, and continued…
What it’s like to be deaf and blind in Werner Herzog’s Land of Silence and Darkness.
Erotic power and harsh reality renders Howard Hawks’ “Red River” brilliant in every way.
It’s important to know the difference between a person who is trying to live authentically and a person who is a fully willing fraud, peddling in lies…
Even a minor role can carry great weight, and it’s clear that Reagan understood that.
The subjects of both systems are in the cave, as Plato so wonderfully explained.
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