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All posts by Sam Parisi

Sam Parisi is a Contributing Writer & Video Editor for Talkies Network. He has always had a strong passion for storytelling, evident in his love of movies and television. He also has an interest in martial arts, athletics, and design. Apart from being a full-time dreamer, Sam is a fourth year student studying Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Toronto.

‘Good Boys’ Film Review

If Superbad is the gold standard for raunchy high school comedies, then Good Boys, in my humble opinion, is the first “coming of age” comedy since the 2007 hit to come close to that level of humor.  Although the film follows the escapades of three middle schoolers, all of the typical high school comedy tropes ...

‘Toy Story 4’ Film Review

Like the other three Toy Story movies, Toy Story 4 revolves around the themes of purpose and belonging.  As major drivers for the whole franchise, these themes poetically go hand in hand with the notions of growing up and moving on.  What better way to exemplify these very pertinent feelings than with the personification of ...

‘Aladdin’ Film Review

When it comes to remakes of beloved films, there are generally two schools of thought; the first says, “why would they risk ruining a story that was already done so well before?” while the second school says, “the two films are separable from one another – even if the remake tanks the original will always ...

‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ Film Review

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, a moving film that premiered at Sundance Film Festival is out on Netflix today. The story of how a teenaged boy in 2001 builds a wind turbine to save his village from starving in Malawi, Africa, is based on the book and true-life story of William Kamkwamba. In his ...

‘The Kid Who Would be King’ Film Review

The Kid Who Would Be King is a fun and exciting addition to the King Arthur Legend that has more going for it than the previews display. When I was first assigned to review this movie, I did what I always do when I consider watching a movie: I first watched the trailer for it.  ...

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