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‘The Hate U Give’ Film Review

T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E – The Hate U Give Little Infants F*cks Everyone. “When I was twelve, my parents had two talks with me. One was the usual birds and bees...The other talk was about what to do if a cop stopped me.” This film starts off with a scene of the latter – where a black ...

‘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 ...

‘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 ...

‘Christopher Robin’ Film Review

Christopher Robin, a working-class man with a wife and daughter, reconnects with his childhood friend Winnie the Pooh, in an attempt to rediscover himself, and immerse himself again in the joys of life. This film epitomizes themes of family, love, friendship, and gentleness. The three ‘F’ words can be employed to this film – fun, ...

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 ...

Toronto: Ethnic Diversity and Cultural Fashion

Toronto - a melting pot, artist's paint palette, a 'cosmopolitan' ice cream tub. Whatever metaphor you associate this city with its multicultural make-up is decidedly up to you. That being said however, it can be definitively acknowledged that each of these ethnic demographics and the diaspora regions within Toronto's vast greater area, in which they ...

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Ranked

Talkies Network is proud to present our ranking of the twenty Marvel Cinematic Universe films that form such an incredible cinematic achievement.  From 2008's Iron Man to 2018's Avengers: Infinity War here is our ranking of the MCU from worst to best! 20. Thor: The Dark World This is the worst MCU movie to have graced ...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Film Review

*This is a spoiler-free review*  The wait is over. Celebrating ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe within a two and a half hour smorgasbord of action and emotion, reconciliation and separation. Avengers: Infinity War assembles Earth’s mightiest heroes to wage a war against Thanos in his pursuit of the six Infinity Stones. Thor, Iron ...

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