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All posts by Nick Przulj

Nick is a contributing writer to Talkies Network. He studies Political Science, Classical Civilizations, and Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto. In other words... a future barista in training. His love for pop culture (especially movies, comics, and music... Wes Anderson if you are reading this: you are amazing) and an ever so slight hint of a want-to-be-hipster persona makes him an ideal candidate to indoctrinate everyone (like the Reapers in Mass Effect) into reading and loving his articles.

‘A Star is Born’ Film Review | TIFF 2018

** Warning: Spoiler alert ahead for an amazing movie ** One of the preeminent films for early Oscar consideration, A Star is Born is a cautionary tale filled with beautiful peaks and nightmare inducing lows. The Bradly Cooper led and Lady Gaga starring film is by far the best of the trilogy, surpassing the 1937 original and ...

‘The Front Runner’ Film Review | TIFF 2018

*As per usual, a spoiler warning is in effect. Please be advised* I usually start my reviews with a dry joke at the top of the article. But, in this instance… I questioned whether I should. We know what happens in this story. Gary Hart has an affair and his dreams of becoming the President ...

‘Castello Cavalcanti:’ From Shot to Shot – How Wes Anderson Creates His Cinematic World

When you watch a Wes Anderson film, you are immediately transported away to the world that he has created. No director has such a developed trope and diegetic as Anderson. The colours, symmetry, attention to detail, camerawork, and lighting are all used by Anderson to further heighten the desired effect of each scene and each ...

‘The Darkest Minds’ Film Review

*Spoilers for The Darkest Mind ahead.* A YA dystopian/post-apocalyptic teenage melodrama adaptation that is somehow dark and campy at the same time? What a fresh, original, and innovative concept for a film… if it was 2012 and the market was not over saturated by the genre. I was really hoping that with abysmal showings of ...

‘Teen Titans GO! To the Movies’ Film Review

** Warning: this article contains spoilers, even if there really is no plot to be spoiled ** First and foremost, this is a children’s movie and has to be treated as such. Any errors in storytelling, cinematography, tone, or even the plot itself cannot be scrutinized (as much) due to the intended key demographic. Secondly, ...

‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Film Review

**Warning this review contains spoilers for Mamma Mia 2** When describing a Summer movie, one often hears words such as picturesque, light, funny, and inconsequential thrown into the conversation. A movie that runs its time, makes the audience laugh, cry, and sing along – and when it finishes, makes you feel good and then after ...

‘Skyscraper’ Film Review

** Spoilers for the movie Skyscraper… WATCH at own risk** It was a Wednesday evening, Croatia just beat England 2-1 in extra-time thanks to a beautiful goal by Mario Mandžukić (assisted by Ivan Perišić, who also had a wonderful equalizer, coming from a brilliant cross in front of the 6 yard box from the best RB ...

Classical Film vs. The Art Film: A Deconstruction and Analysis of ‘The Graduate’

Released at the end of the brilliant Hollywood Golden Age, The Graduate by Mike Nichols, is a film that manages to successfully combine both classical film style and European art cinema (art film). By doing so, Nichols created a film that can be considered a formal hybrid of the two. In this article, I will ...

‘UPGRADE’ Film Review

*Warning: Mild Spoiler Alert* Heading into this movie, I have to shamefully admit that my expectations were low. A ‘low’ budget film inspired by films like “Terminator… Robocop, The Thing, Scanners, Total Recall…” with a generic revenge driven plot? “No thank you, I’ve seen this movie before”, I thought. But only now, after a few days to ...

‘The Toys That Made Us’ Season 1 & 2 Review

**Warning: MILD spoilers for the 8 part documentary series. I will try to avoid any of the major content in the episodes** I will forever be grateful to Netflix for the download feature. It allows me (and countless of other weary commuters) to catch up/watch new and interesting shows. One of the series that I ...

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Film Review

143. This very special number and its message perfectly summarize the theme and mood of this lovely documentary. 143 is not just the weight of the beloved Fred Rogers (yes, every morning after his leisure swim, Mr. Rogers would weigh himself, and it would read 143 pounds), but it also serves as his and (the ...

Archer: Danger Island: ‘Strange Pilot Part 1’ Review

**Warning: this post contains spoilers for Season 9 Episode 1 of Archer: Danger Island – read at your own risk** Someone better call Kenny Loggins because we are about to enter the DANGER ZONE! Yes, after a long year of waiting the gang is finally back together on the small screen, giving us another season of ...

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