The Magic Lantern show

The Magic Lantern

Summary: The Magic Lantern is a film podcast hosted by Ericca Long and Cole Roulain devoted to sharing our enduring cinematic memories. Join us for an ongoing, informal discussion of the classic and contemporary films we love and the things we love about them. If you've been looking for a podcast to explore old and new favorites with fellow film lovers, you've come to the right place. New episodes every other Monday.

Join Now to Subscribe to this Podcast
  • Visit Website
  • RSS
  • Artist: Ericca Long and Cole Roulain
  • Copyright: ©Copyright 2018 The Magic Lantern

Podcasts:

 Episode 075 – In a Lonely Place | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:11

In preparing to watch In a Lonely Place (Ray, 1950) for this episode, I read the source novel by Dorothy B. Hughes, though source is a misnomer as this film adaptation kept only the main characters and modified the plot. The novel is absolutely stellar, and I highly recommend it.…

 Episode 074 – Rope | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:30

Rope (1948) is Alfred Hitchcock’s almost perfect crime. Based loosely upon the real life case of Leopold and Loeb, it was Hitchcock at his most experimental, plumbing the chilly depths of the murderous impulse. It featured limited cuts and long, unbroken takes to approximate the appearance of the real time…

 Episode 073 – Beauty and the Beast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:54

With circumstances completely against it, but with the brightest imaginations around set alight by a poet and artist, Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast or La Belle et la Bête (1946) is one of the most indelible creations ever committed to film. My connection to Jean Cocteau, like so many…

 Episode 072 – Creature from the Black Lagoon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:35

When the Creature from the Black Lagoon crawled from the sea onto cinema screens in 1954, Universal Studios found its last great monster. When I discovered it in 1976, I found my first great cinematic love. The Universal monster pantheon turned out to be one of the foundations of my…

 Episode 071 – Hoosiers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:28

A first among equals as a sports film, Hoosiers (Anspaugh, 1986) is an ideal choice for this time of year: March Madness and the coming of spring and fresh starts. With a lead and supporting cast of characters each battling their own frailties, potential, and failings, there’s no need for…

 Episode 070 – Dawson City: Frozen Time | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:03

It’s not often that a recent release strikes such an immediate chord with us that it makes its way into our show rotation so quickly, but I knew from the first few moments of Bill Morrison’s Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016) that I wanted to talk about it right away.…

 Episode 069 – The Birds and the Bees by Lantern Light | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:56

Episode 069. Nice. Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all! We learn an awful lot of things from the movies, so I don’t know why the birds and the bees should be any different. In my adolescent world, the options were either the dubious news gathering of the schoolyard or less than reputable…

 Episode 068 – Sweet Charity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:11

What happens when you take a preternatural talent and give him a gigantic crew, cast, resources, many stages, and let him loose to reimagine a work he created with his muse, another preternatural talent? In the case of Sweet Charity (1969), you get a young but experienced dynamo, Bob Fosse,…

 Episode 067 – Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:14

When I first encountered Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010), I had no idea how important to me he would become. His films mercifully allow me a window into another world. They are a method of escape, but not in the way you typically think…

 Episode 066 – The Apartment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:41

Like so many of my favorite Billy Wilder films, The Apartment (1960) begins with a voiceover. Our very own buddy boy C.C. Baxter puts us firmly in the world of making a living, of rising up in the world, or being ground beneath its boot heel. He begins to show…

 Episode 065 – Ants In Your Pants of 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:32

It’s our third annual Ants In Your Pants episode, as we close out 2017! As always, our lists were culled with much difficulty from all the wonderful films we saw this year, and we only talk about those we saw for the first time which made the biggest impressions on…

 Episode 064 – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:58

A world of pure imagination. That’s what we’re promised by Mel Stuart’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), and boy, does it ever deliver. This adaptation of Roald Dahl’s sweet satire is full to the brim with novelties and notions, some whimsical, some bittersweet. What it doesn’t advertise right…

 Episode 063 – Two Days, One Night | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:13

The moment Sandra wakes up from her sleep, I knew Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2014) had me. I knew what that sleep meant. I have also slept during the day, clothed, while others around me worked, lived, and thrived. Maybe you have too. I knew what…

 Episode 062 – Wanda | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:12

Barbara Loden is a unique figure in American independent cinema. Before directing her lone feature film, she was a Tony winner on Broadway and appeared in a couple of Hollywood productions. None of these endeavors seemed wholly satisfying, though. That was our good fortune, as she was driven to helm…

 Episode 061 – The Magic Jack O’Lantern 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:52

It’s that time again! In this episode, The Magic Jack O’Lantern 2017, we once again bring you our list of viewing tricks and treats to celebrate the season. We watched one Halloween inspired title every day in October and now pass the list and our impressions on to you in…

Comments

Login or signup comment.