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Nightcrawler’s Antihero Lou Bloom: Sociopath Par Excellence

Dan Gilroy’s 2014 thriller Nightcrawler is set in the nocturnal underbelly of Los Angeles. It’s been called a social commentary about […]

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Posted in Culture & Society, Film Analysis, Mental Health, Sociopathic personality2 Comments

Birdman: An Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

It’s Riggan Thomson’s (Michael Keaton) last act so to speak. “This former cinema superhero is mounting an ambitious Broadway production […]

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Posted in Culture & Society, Film Analysis, In The News, Self-Development3 Comments

Getting to Oz: The personal journey home to your true self.

I want to tell you a story. It may be one you know, but it is worth retelling, as it […]

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Posted in Authentic Self, Change, Coping & Resilience, Creativity, Dealing with Stress, Decision-making and problem-solving, Enduring hard times, Film Analysis, Personal meaning, Self-actualization, Self-Development2 Comments

The Gift of Disadvantage and Personal Struggle

In the film Gattaca, couples are given the option of genetically engineering their children for perfection by altering their DNA. […]

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Posted in Coping & Resilience, Culture & Society, Film Analysis, Self-Development, Suffering6 Comments

When Disadvantage Becomes Your Advantage

In the near future, couples are given the option of engineering the DNA of their offspring for perfection or they […]

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Posted in Coping & Resilience, Decision-making and problem-solving, Film Analysis, Self-actualization8 Comments

Django Unchained: Film Analysis by Dr. Deborah

Django Unchained both entertains and emotionally unnerves you in a way that only a Quentin Tarantino film can achieve. But, […]

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Posted in Culture & Society, Discrimination, Discrimination, Film Analysis8 Comments

Anna Karenina: Codependent Love At Its Best

“There can be no peace for us, only misery, and the greatest happiness.” Count Vronsky What are you willing to […]

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Posted in Culture & Society, Film Analysis34 Comments

The Lives of Others: Film Analysis by Dr. Deborah

Life stories are powerful stimuli to your imagination and to understanding who you are and what you want psychologically and […]

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Posted in Culture & Society, Discrimination, Film Analysis9 Comments

War Horse (Dreamworks, 2011)

Don’t Look Back, Look Forward: 5 Action Steps for 2012

I saw the movie War Horse (2011), last evening. Joey—an untamed thoroughbred who becomes a plow horse, and eventually, a […]

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Posted in Coping & Resilience, Culture & Society, Enduring hard times, Film Analysis, Grief & Loss6 Comments


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