All posts by Marie-Rose Domenichini

Marie-Rose Domenichini is a Staff Writer at Talkies Network and is currently studying English and Indigenous Studies at the University of Toronto. She loves reading, writing, and all things entertainment. She also may or may not have fangirl tendencies. You can often find her listening to broadway cast-recordings or rewatching the Outlander series on a loop.

‘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 ...

‘Man Proposes, God Disposes’ Film Review

Man Proposes, God Disposes forced me to leave behind the precedence that big blockbuster films have left in my mind. While they are good, I needed to appreciate this in a different way. Daniel Leo gives us a story that we think we’ve seen before, but with a twist. Man Proposes, God Disposes follows a ...

‘I Am in the World As Free and Slender as a Deer on a Plain’ Film Review

Sofia Banzhaf’s short, I Am in the World As Free and Slender as a Deer on a Plain is a short film that packs a punch. Focusing on the female sexual experience away from the male gaze, Banzhaf takes what one may initially perceive as taboo and flip it on its head. The short follows ...

‘Cats’ Film Review

Written By: Marie Rose: Domenichini & Sophia Poulimenakos As two extreme Broadway nerds walked into the theatre to see Cats, the expectation were honestly quite low. But nothing could have prepared us for the mess this movie was about to be. Musical adaptations from Broadway normally are not the best – but they at least ...

‘Ad Astra’ Film Review

Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt, follows the story of Roy McBride, as he embarks on a journey to find the truth about his father’s –  Dr. Clifford McBride decorated astronaut – experience in space and attempts to help stop the imminent destruction of the solar system and all life as we know it. I’ve seen ...

‘Carnival Row’ Season Review

Since the Game of Thrones finale in May, we’ve all been on the hunt for a new high fantasy series and Amazon may have just given us an option for our replacement in the form of Carnival Row. The main storyline in Carnival Row plays out almost like a supernatural version of Criminal Minds. Set ...

‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ Film Review

Based off of the novel by Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain follows to Swift family through the eyes of their witty and wise golden retriever, Enzo. While this narration style has been done before with films such as A Dogs Purpose, I believe The Art of Racing in The Rain sets ...

‘The Art of Self-Defense’ Film Review

The Art of Self-Defense follows Casey Davies (Jesse Eisenberg) on his journey of self-discovery fuelled by an unfortunate near death experience after being mugged one night coming back from buying dog food at the store. Casey, already a timid and introverted character, retreats further into his shell after this incident, becoming terrified of the world ...

‘One Day At a Time’ Returns for Season 4 on Pop TV

That’s right, One Day At a Time is coming back for a fourth season! Thanks to Pop TV, owned by CBS, One Day At a Time will be returning for season four with 13 episodes in 2020. After being cancelled after its three season long run on Netflix, fans were outraged and rallied for the ...

Interview: Emmy Award Winning Cinematographer Neville Kidd on Capturing the World of ‘The Umbrella Academy’

Emmy Award winning cinematographer Neville Kidd has worked on all of our favorites shows. Whether that’s Sherlock and Doctor Who, my personal favorite Outlander, or Netflix shows such as Altered Carbon. For one of his most recent endeavors however, Kidd was back working with Netflix for The Umbrella Academy. Based off of the comic book ...

‘When They See Us’ Series Review

*Content warning: Due to the nature of this show, themes of sexual violence and physical violence may be discussed in this article.* In her third collaboration with cinematographer Bradford Young, Ava DuVernay gives us When They See Us, the story of the infamous Central Park jogger case of 1989 where five teenage boys were wrongfully ...

‘The Hustle’ Film Review

The Hustle, con-comedy and remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (which was a remake of the 1964 film Bedtime Story itself) follows two female con artists: Penny (Rebel Wilson) a loud and proud Aussie catfish con and Josephine (Anne Hathaway) an almost too perfect high class British con and their lives in the industry. Not to ...