Mental health movie reviews; educational films that provide an honest and multifaceted portrayal of psychiatric illness, symptoms and recovery.
While actors like Owen Wilson are considering if he lives in a simulation or not due to the movie ‘Bliss’ I am once again bewildered at the ease that our community feels with perpetuating harmful stereotypes of our community members with disabling mental illnesses as a form of entertainment.
Mental Health and Los Angeles' Homelessness Crisis: Why "Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel" Is One of the Most Important Documentaries on Netflix
Spoiler alert: It may be best to only read on if you have already watched the documentary series. A photo I took of the Cecil Hotel during my visit to California in 2019
'Joker' - A Journey into Mental Illness
My mood was okay. Not brilliant, not awful - I was okay. However, given that I was only 'okay,' I also needed to be careful. Fill my mind with happy, joyous things, I'd remain good. Cram it full of darkness, and I only had myself to blame if I dipped.
Review: I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Directorial Vision: Charlie Kaufman's cinematic milieu exists as an abstract characterization of escapism for escapist's; and that's the way we like it.
Netflix Documentary: "The Social Dilemma." Pushes Old Fears into New Tech.
“The Social Dilemma” brings together social media app leaders to discuss the unstoppable monster of their own creation. This Netflix Documentary is a bold warning of the unforeseen strength that lies within our technological devices. Some ramifications of tech usage have undeniably negative consequences which are highlighted in the film, but will it truly lead to civilizations' downfall as the documentary suggests?
My reaction to Tyler Perry’s “Good Deeds” (video)
I really love movies. The right ones help me to process life with mental illness. I admire how writers and filmographers and directors and actors and many others work together to produce emotion. I am particularly a fan of movies by Tyler Perry. He is masterful in his craft. He persevered when no one wanted to help him reach his goals (Been there. Done that.) He overcame tremendous odds and is now living his dreams. Head on over to Biography to learn more about this awesome man.
Lucid is a thriller/drama that revolves around the character of Dr. James Wilson a scientist studying the effects of lucid dreaming, his main goal is to be able to fully control every aspect of his dream with a new sedative drug he and his team have developed.
'Christine': A Unique Film About Personal Crisis
SPOILER ALERT: I will reveal some key details about the movie. That being said, there's a chance you'll already know some of them upfront, as they are pretty well known. Still, you have fair warning.
How 'All The Bright Places' Invalidates Black Mental Illness
*This has taken me a month to write, due to recent anxiety about COVID-19, and completely giving up on sharing an opinion that may not be necessary in these current times. However, I still want to share how I feel about All The Bright Places, because up until watching the premiere of the Netflix film, I believed this story was for me.
A Filmmaker's Guide to the Ten Best Films With Narcissists
'Narcissism' in the English Dictionary is defined as: "An excessive interest in or admiration of oneself and one's physical appearance."
Todd Phillips’s ‘Joker’ Degrades Society’s Perception of Mental Health
My boyfriend, Caleb, and I met due to our shared interest in superheroes, specifically, at Marvel‘s Endgame premiere night. Whether we watched a Marvel or DC Comics’ film, we always left the theater with strong opinions about the new storylines. Our opinions agreed for the most part, that is until Todd Phillips’ recent film Joker. Caleb was astonished by not only the quality of the film, but also its strong message on mental health. He is convinced that the movie is the ideal advocate for mental health and he is not the only one.
A Case Study of Patrick Bateman
Who is Patrick Bateman? Patrick Bateman is the protagonist and narrator of Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho. He is a 27-year-old Harvard graduate, now residing in New York City, and works as an investment banker.