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All posts by Zain Saqib

Zain Saqib is a contributing writer for Talkies Network. He writes about film, television and occasionally music.

Masterpiece of Mystery: A Look Back at David Lynch’s ‘Blue Velvet’

“You know the chicken walk?” Blue Velvet packs almost all David Lynch-isms within a two-hour run time and it does it well. For fans, Blue Velvet shares similarities most closely resembling Twin Peaks, and for non-fans it remains a campy satire whose performances outweigh the story. However, because of the Lynch-isms, the story does not ...

‘The French Connection,’ Revisited

The influence of The French Connection on the modern “cops and robbers” flick remains intact after almost 41 years. A bold look at the gritty detective tale whose characters merge the line between good and bad. There are no winners in the end of this movie which in turn defied the traditional Hollywood narrative, and ...

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