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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 ...

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 ...

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth: 25 Years of ‘Jurassic Park’

"Life finds a way." The year is 1990. Director Steven Spielberg has just finished working on his adaptation of Peter Pan, Hook, and is actively looking for his next big project in the film industry. Simultaneously, author Michael Chrichton has been hard at work on a novel about the cloning of dinosaurs and eventually, this idea ...

How ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Fails Its Protagonist

Solo: A Star Wars Story is a fun comedic crime film that stands out from the franchise’s other offerings because of its setting.  Where the film fails however, is acting as a Han Solo origin film.  In a review of the film, one of my criticisms of Solo: A Star Wars Story was that Han ...

‘13 Reasons Why:’ Shock Value Over Servicing the Narrative

Now that the world has premium cable channels and online streaming services, network concerns in regards to censorship are not as important. Shows can have sex, gore and swearing without any interference. Basically, the world has come to recognize you can make a show where people talk like adults.  This is a huge step towards ...

Why the ‘Captain Marvel’ vs. ‘Wonder Woman’ Debate Needs to End

Female representation in comic book films is a notion that has, now more than ever, come to light as something that the industry needs to improve on greatly. From the moment Richard Donner’s Superman graced the silver screen in 1978, female-led superhero films were essentially close to non-existent, save for a few incredibly terrible features ...

What Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel Could do for the MCU

In an interview with the BBC, Kevin Feige has mentioned the possible inclusion of the Kamala Khan incarnation of Ms. Marvel once work on the upcoming Captain Marvel film has finished.  Some project related to the character  -- Feige never specified if it was film or TV -- is apparently in the works at Marvel ...

The Hero’s Journey: Examining Thanos’ Arc in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

*WARNING: SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR & THOR: RAGNAROK BELOW* "I know what it is like to lose... to feel so desperately that you're right, then to fail nonetheless."  10 years. That’s how long it took Marvel Studios to build Avengers: Infinity War. Ever since Tony Stark graced the silver screen for the first time ...

Avengers: Infinity War, Are There Too Many Avengers?

*Spoilers ahead.  You have been warned.* Avengers Infinity War is a good movie and this article will by no means challenge that.  It has great emotional weight to it’s story, the action sequences are fun to watch and Thanos is an incredibly compelling lead.  The thing that keeps the film from being truly great is ...

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Ranked

Avengers: Infinity War comes out today and a decade’s worth of movies are going to culminate in the biggest superhero crossover film ever produced.  It looks to be epic, and I’m incredibly excited to watch it in theatres.  To celebrate this event in pop-culture, Talkies Network is proud to present our ranking of the nineteen ...

Ranking all the ‘God of War’ Games

Written by: Artur Galvao With a new God of War game being released on April 20th of 2018, and early reviews giving it a perfect or nearly perfect score, I though it appropriate to know how it compares with its predecessors. Therefore, I will be ranking all God of War games that have been released. ...

Interpreting the Monster: Examining David Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly’

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Since the early 1900’s, horror films have used various types of “monsters” to fight against the main protagonists.  Typically, the monster is not the old-fashioned type of antagonist as they come to life due to uncontrollable circumstances, thus making the audience feel some type of sympathy towards them.   Commentators on horror ...

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