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All posts by Marie-Rose Domenichini

Marie-Rose Domenichini is a Staff Writer and Social Media Coordinator at Talkies Network and is currently studying English and Indigenous Studies at the University of Toronto. She loves reading, writing, and all things entertainment. She also may or may not have fangirl tendencies. You can often find her listening to broadway cast-recordings or rewatching the Outlander series on a loop.

‘The Art of Self-Defense’ Film Review

The Art of Self-Defense follows Casey Davies (Jesse Eisenberg) on his journey of self-discovery fuelled by an unfortunate near death experience after being mugged one night coming back from buying dog food at the store. Casey, already a timid and introverted character, retreats further into his shell after this incident, becoming terrified of the world ...

‘One Day At a Time’ Returns for Season 4 on Pop TV

That’s right, One Day At a Time is coming back for a fourth season! Thanks to Pop TV, owned by CBS, One Day At a Time will be returning for season four with 13 episodes in 2020. After being cancelled after its three season long run on Netflix, fans were outraged and rallied for the ...

Interview: Emmy Award Winning Cinematographer Neville Kidd on Capturing the World of ‘The Umbrella Academy’

Emmy Award winning cinematographer Neville Kidd has worked on all of our favorites shows. Whether that’s Sherlock and Doctor Who, my personal favorite Outlander, or Netflix shows such as Altered Carbon. For one of his most recent endeavors however, Kidd was back working with Netflix for The Umbrella Academy. Based off of the comic book ...

‘When They See Us’ Series Review

*Content warning: Due to the nature of this show, themes of sexual violence and physical violence may be discussed in this article.* In her third collaboration with cinematographer Bradford Young, Ava DuVernay gives us When They See Us, the story of the infamous Central Park jogger case of 1989 where five teenage boys were wrongfully ...

‘The Hustle’ Film Review

The Hustle, con-comedy and remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (which was a remake of the 1964 film Bedtime Story itself) follows two female con artists: Penny (Rebel Wilson) a loud and proud Aussie catfish con and Josephine (Anne Hathaway) an almost too perfect high class British con and their lives in the industry. Not to ...

‘Penguins’ Film Review

Right in time for Earth Day on April 22, disneynature is releasing Penguins, a fun nature documentary following a young Adélie penguin referred to as Steve who is embarking on his first mating season and all the trials that go along with it. Directed by Alastair Fothergill, no stranger to disneynature films and director of ...

‘Dumbo’ Film Review

It’s time to talk about everyone’s favourite flying elephant, Dumbo! The first of three live-action adaptations for Disney this year, Dumbo is starting off Disney’s eventful year on a the right foot. Loosely following, the 1941 original, Dumbo follows the story of the troupe over at the Medici Brothers Circus where they come to find ...

‘Five Feet Apart’ Film Review

Have you ever thought about what it would be like if you couldn’t be near the person you love? Couldn’t touch them? Five Feet Apart, a Romeo and Juliet meets The Fault in Our Stars-esque film about two teens who have cystic fibrosis explores this idea – the importance of human touch. The film focuses ...

Let’s Talk About ‘Rent: Live’

On January 27th I tuned into Fox to see a live rendition of one of my favourite musicals, Rent. With an announced cast including the likes of Jordan Fisher (previously seen in Grease: Live and Hamilton: An American Musical), Vanessa Hudgens (Disney veteran and Grease: Live actress), Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar) and many ...

‘On the Basis of Sex’ Film Review

Ruther Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court on August 10, 1993. On The Basis of Sex allows us to dive into Ginsburg's life before her appointment as Associate Justice, showcasing how she came to be the popular icon and role model she is today. With 2018 marking the 25th anniversary of Ginsburg’s appointment, ...

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Film Review

It’s the movie we’ve all been waiting for. It’s the second installment of our journey with the Banks family and our beloved nanny, Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt). Its Mary Poppins Returns!  Mary Poppins Returns is set in a 1930’s London and Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael (Ben Whishaw) are all grown up. With the Banks ...

‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Film Review

Third time’s the charm right? Mary Queen of Scots (2018) is a drama-filled feminist biopic of Mary Stuart’s life. Being preceded by films of the same name from 1971 and 2013, the bar was set high for all working on this project. Highlighting the film with two extremely talented actresses, Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth ...

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