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‘A Star is Born’ Film Review | TIFF 2018

** Warning: Spoiler alert ahead for an amazing movie ** One of the preeminent films for early Oscar consideration, A Star is Born is a cautionary tale filled with beautiful peaks and nightmare inducing lows. The Bradly Cooper led and Lady Gaga starring film is by far the best of the trilogy, surpassing the 1937 original and ...

The Ten Most Epic Batman Moments of All-Time

Happy Batman day everybody! Today marks the official day to celebrate one of the greatest and most popular superheroes of all time, DC Comics’ own: Batman. Over the course of 79 years, Bruce Wayne/Batman has become one of entertainments most iconic characters, having found success in comics, television and film. So today, the Talkies Network ...

‘First Man’ Film Review | TIFF 2018

At a mere 33 years old, David Chazelle has done what only a very select few filmmakers have successfully done: struck gold three consecutive times. With Whiplash, Chazelle told an intimate and personal journey of one man and his love for drumming. La La Land was Chazelle’s love letter to classic Hollywood and jazz while ...

‘Mid90s’ Film Review | TIFF 2018

Diving straight into his directorial debut, Jonah Hill delivers a real and true-to-the-time portrait of 90s ‘sk8ordie’ culture. Jonah Hill shows off some of the best of what a veteran in front of the camera can manage to do as a rookie behind it. In a matter of 84 minutes, Jonah Hill manages to curate ...

‘Widows’ Film Review | TIFF 2018

Steve McQueen’s first feature in 5 years, co-written with Gillian Flynn, is a tense and psychologically complex heist thriller. A first for the acclaimed director, Widows balances elements the genre with a complex, in depth look at its cast of characters. Widows has action, violence and harrowing twists – but all at the core of ...

‘The Front Runner’ Film Review | TIFF 2018

*As per usual, a spoiler warning is in effect. Please be advised* I usually start my reviews with a dry joke at the top of the article. But, in this instance… I questioned whether I should. We know what happens in this story. Gary Hart has an affair and his dreams of becoming the President ...

‘Beautiful Boy’ Film Review | TIFF 2018

Transcendental films are the ones that go beyond traditional cinema, altering the viewer’s current state of mind, becoming something more. There are certain movies that achieved a truly moving feeling – not just on an emotional level but on a spiritual one as well. No film this year has arguably accomplished something like this until ...

‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Film Review | TIFF 2018

Ever since the 2016 Presidential elections the media, at least in America, has made Donald Trump priority number one. Everything he says, does and tweets is reported with nothing slipping through the cracks. Even his diet was covered extensively and later parodied in YouTube videos. But with all those news reports, editorial pieces and videos… ...

‘The Nun’ Film Review

The Nun, a prequel to the Conjuring series of films, is about a priest who, with the aid of a young nun, visit a castle to battle the evil that lurks within. The duo, along with a guide, find terror lurking inside and they must confront a demon that typically takes the form of an ...

‘Iron Fist’ Season 2 Initial Review

*This is a spoiler free review of the first six episodes of Iron Fist’s second season* “The Elders of K’un-Lun were right. They showed way too much mercy when they banished the Hand.” Birthright. In all of its similes and metaphors is a reoccurring but heightened theme throughout the second season of Iron Fist. After ...

Ten Must-See Films to Watch at TIFF 2018

The 43rd annual Toronto International Film Festival is quickly approaching and anticipation from critics and fans is at an all-time high. The festival will play host to a plethora of movies including the world premieres of films from Barry Jenkins, Claire Denis, Steve McQueen, and Xavier Dolan — as well as welcome new films from ...

Kelly Marie Tran Opens Up About Leaving Social Media: “I Won’t Be Marginalized”

Kelly Marie Tran had had enough of the toxicity in the Star Wars fandom. It wasn’t simply venom spewed from haters. No, it was far worse. The actress endured a relentless amount of abuse from trolls — both racist and sexist — simply because she is an Asian woman who appeared in a Star Wars film, which some ...

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