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All posts by Pran Sathiy

Creative and tenacious writer with a passion for public affairs, and arts and culture journalism. I will be contributing to the Talkies Network on the basis of arts and culture, and its impact on entertainment and media vices.

‘Christopher Robin’ Film Review

Christopher Robin, a working-class man with a wife and daughter, reconnects with his childhood friend Winnie the Pooh, in an attempt to rediscover himself, and immerse himself again in the joys of life. This film epitomizes themes of family, love, friendship, and gentleness. The three ‘F’ words can be employed to this film – fun, ...

‘BlacKKKlansman’ Film Review

Spike Lee’s pent up anger uses BlacKKKlansman to show he is not an auteur to be messed with. Similarly to his last film Chi-Raq, we can see the essence of anger and rage frivolously boil in this film. Lacking in the suspense department, the comedy and the seamless blunt approach to every interaction shines greatly ...

‘The English Patient’ – A Reflection on Michael Ondaatje’s Literary Masterpiece and Winner of the Golden Booker Prize.

1992. One of two times in history of which a novel has shared the title of the Man Booker Prize in one year with another novel. Barry Unsworth’s take on 18th century slavery, ‘Sacred Hunger’, took home the accolade with a now Golden Booker Prize winner – exemplifying one of the best novels written within ...

Novel Review: ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’ by Marlon James

A Brief History of Seven Killings – Three years later, Marlon James’ brilliant take on a tumultuous 1970s Jamaica remains to be the benchmark for cacophonous writing in historical fiction. This written encapsulation of a bloody 70s Jamaica is the third novel by Marlon James, a native Jamaican himself. A Brief History of Seven Killings represents ...

Toronto: Ethnic Diversity and Cultural Fashion

Toronto – a melting pot, artist’s paint palette, a ‘cosmopolitan’ ice cream tub. Whatever metaphor you associate this city with its multicultural make-up is decidedly up to you. That being said however, it can be definitively acknowledged that each of these ethnic demographics and the diaspora regions within Toronto’s vast greater area, in which they ...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Film Review

*This is a spoiler-free review*  The wait is over. Celebrating ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe within a two and a half hour smorgasbord of action and emotion, reconciliation and separation. Avengers: Infinity War assembles Earth’s mightiest heroes to wage a war against Thanos in his pursuit of the six Infinity Stones. Thor, Iron ...

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