RATING: 4/5 DIRECTOR: Denis Villeneuve I have to say when I first heard that a sequel was on the way for Ridley Scott's neo noir Blade Runner, I felt slightly anxious thinking will Hollywood destroy a classic with an empty sequel? To answer that question, director Denis Villeneuve and his producers used the $150 million … Continue reading Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
RATING: 5/5 Any Scifi fan will know that the film Blade Runner belongs in a science fiction museum of historical significance. To be viewed and rewatched and learn from what it was trying to achieve at that time. In this article, I've viewed the 1997 final cut as opposed to the 1982 original. If you're … Continue reading Blade Runner – The Final Cut- (1997)
RATING: 3.5/5 The film Temple Grandin asks the narrow minded to question why they don't want to understand autism the way it should be viewed. Claire Danes plays Temple Grandin an autistic teenager who can't fit at school, refuses to be hugged and only eats jello. The film begins at Arizona in 1966. Temple stays … Continue reading Temple Grandin(2010) Why Are We Narrow Minded About The Autistic?
Insomnia (noun) inability to obtain sufficient sleep, especially when chronic; difficulty in falling or staying asleep; sleeplessness Its fair to say that most people have had insomnia due to change of seasons, the odd complaint on their mind but they haven't met Trevor Reznik (Bale) who hasn't slept in one whole year. It's hard to recognise Christian Bale because that's him with his gaunt face and thin body. I … Continue reading The Machinist (2004) I Just Want To Sleep
RATING: 3/5 " No! I’m the goddamn servant! All I do is cook for you and drive you around and tend to your every need......you treat me like a goddamn maid" Cameron argues back to his two daughters on one Boston evening. We watch Cameron sidelined by his own family because of his mental health … Continue reading Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) The Bipolar Father & Husband
RATING: 3/5 Barry Egan wearing a bright blue suit sits at the corner desk of an empty warehouse engaged in his phone call. It is in this phone call that paves the way for how a viewer needs to look at the protagonist. In opening shots director P.T Anderson sets Egan up as the man … Continue reading Punch Drunk Love(2002) The Anxious Character
RATING: 4/5 "Its the same with your dreams and nightmares, you have to feed them to keep them alive." - John Nash- The above statement by Nash sums up "A Beautiful Mind"and the film's view of paranoid schizophrenia. Here we have Russell Crowe playing John Nash, a quiet maths genius in the 1940s. He's the … Continue reading A Beautiful Mind (2001) Is It Real?
RATING: 3/5 Mental illness must be a hard state of mind to live with and here in Terry Gilliam's "The Fisher King" we see two characters deal with two forms of illness in contrasting ways. Bridges plays shockjock radio host Jack Lucas whose candid comments on-air to one caller leads to a restaurant shooting. Jack … Continue reading The Fisher King (1991) A Glimpse Into PTSD And Depression
RATING: 2.5/5 Librarians. They aim to test you with their knowledge of literature, art and film. Asking the local librarian for a bad to average film to watch for a blog update was risky. I now have to accept the risk I took. From the opening credits and sequence we are introduced to our hero Nick … Continue reading That film is much better on mute! – Black Rain (1989)
Here I write this blog on a PC not a MacBook. I use Microsoft Word to write reports and not on Apple Pages. How frequently will Steve Jobs haunt my dreams because of this sin of mine? I hope he doesn't visit at all with his Apple bible. In the film Steve Jobs is played by … Continue reading Steve Jobs (2015)