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Category: Reviews

‘Swallow’ Film Review

Carlo Mirabella-Davis told Talkies Network that we are experiencing “this beautiful renaissance of horror”. Notably seen with the rise of political horror’s such as Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Us and Ari Aster’s Midsommer which took the entertainment world by storm, Mirabella-Davis’ feature film debut Swallow deserves a coveted spot right next to them. Back ...

‘The Virtues’ Season 1 Review

The Raw Edge of Human Vulnerability Shane Meadows’ The Virtues (2019) is drama at its finest. It revolves around Joseph, played by the always-brilliant Stephen Graham (Snatch (2000), This Is England (2006), The Irishman (2019)) as he struggles to cope with his son moving to Australia with his ex-wife. The audience then gets to witness ...

‘The Invisible Man’ Film Review

It’s funny to think that just a few years ago, Universal was prepping its much-talked-about “Dark Universe,” a series of films where Universal’s classic monsters would exist in a shared universe. Upon announcing the universe, the studio also revealed that Johnny Depp was set to play The Invisible Man. However, when the franchise’s first film, ...

‘I Am Not Okay With This’ Season 1 Review

Let’s all be honest with ourselves, teenage angsty dramas (when done correctly) are super fun to watch. I know I absolutely live for the chaos of these types of shows and movies – but nothing could have prepared me for Netflix’s newest show I Am Not Okay With This. While the show does have some ...

‘Onward’ Film Review

Pixar's latest - A surprise to be sure, but a welcomed one Onward (2020) is the story of two elf brothers who embark on a magical journey in a world now lacking magic and wonder. I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this film due to the low expectations I had going in, ...

Giant Sized X-Men: Jean Grey + Emma Frost #1 Comic Review

Considering how much Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men run has been a spiritual continuation of Grant Morrison’s work on the mutant heroes, it’s fitting Hickman and artist Russell Dauterman have made an homage to one of Morrison’s most memorable X-Men stories. Giant Sized X-Men: Jean Grey + Emma Frost is Hickman and Dauterman’s riff on New X-Men ...

Wolverine #1 Comic Review

It’s been a while since Wolverine – the original Wolverine – headlined his own ongoing series. Now that Jonathan Hickman has built the foundations for a bold new era of X-Men storytelling, X-Force writer Benjamin Percy explores how Wolverine fits into that new world order. Wolverine #1 is a double-sized issue divided into two stories: ...

‘Bang!’ #1 Comic Review

Spies, meta-fiction, genre deconstruction, and prose back-matter. And it's good. So... this is a Matt Kindt comic book. The latest Dark Horse series from cartoonist Matt Kindt and artist Wilfredo Torres is a science fiction thriller about decontsructing popular fiction archetypes. A superspy, aging mystery writer, and a man of action are connected to one ...

‘The Healing Power of Dude’ Season 1 Review

I have to say that one to my favourite parts of television today is the route they are taking to portray topics that shows when I was kid never could, specifically in the case towards mental health awareness. The Healing Power of Dude takes this to a whole new level. With most children’s shows today ...

‘Emma.’ Film Review

Style over substance plagues the latest adaption of Jane Austen's classic novel Emma. (2020) is another rendition of Jane Austen's classic coming-of-age novel about noblewoman Emma Woodhouse's attempts to meddle in her friend's love affairs, always with the best intentions at heart of course. This version of the story comes from feature film newcomer Autumn ...

‘Hunters’ Season 1 Advanced Review

*Amazon was happy to share the first five episodes of Hunters with Talkies Network, so remember there is more to the story than what I’m reviewing in this article. Whether it be in a fictional alternate history or real life, the world can’t seem to rid itself of Nazis – or at least people who ...

‘The Call of the Wild’ Film Review

To boldly go where no dog has gone before The Call of the Wild (2020) delivers a refreshing take on Jack London's classic tale. For those who don't know, the film tells the story of a recluse dog named Buck who embarks on an epic adventure after being kidnapped from his comfortable home in the ...

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