This four minute Ted Talk explains why 30 day challenges work for people and how it changed Google engineer's Matt Cutts life. https://www.ted.com/talks/matt_cutts_try_something_new_for_30_days#t-188002
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
One walks down the street with their smart phone in their hand awaiting a phone call, any phone call but nothing happens. Why is that? Perhaps they are at the social event whether it be the birthday party, an early morning breakfast but nobody at all is willing to open a conversation with them. Again … Continue reading 3 Ways To Tell If Someone Is Living In A Bubble
You are invited to go out with a group of friends on a weekend evening with the hopes to catch up and you do, well in some form. Maybe you're eleven years old and you've won a special award and run home to tell your parents and try to communicate it but... have we lost … Continue reading Who’s your real friend?
Dear Universal Studios, How's your week going? I hope it's been going well. I wanted to fire you a quick message about my new film treatment and screenplay that I thought you would be interested. Using my fifteen years plus experience in the industry, I'm the Hollywood Houdini director that can wow and capture an … Continue reading Split (2017)