Temple Grandin(2010) Why Are We Narrow Minded About The Autistic?

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?

Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) The Bipolar Father & Husband

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

Punch Drunk Love(2002) The Anxious Character

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

A Beautiful Mind (2001) Is It Real?

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?

The Fisher King (1991) A Glimpse Into PTSD And Depression

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

3 Ways To Tell If Someone Is Living In A Bubble

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

Nightcrawler (2014)

From one of the earliest scenes in the film we observe how Lou Bloom (Gyllenhaal) attains a analogue business watch and we understand straight away that Bloom is a driven individual yet he needs something to focus that drive and ambition to help him climb to success.  While driving on the highway he notices a … Continue reading Nightcrawler (2014)

Who’s your real friend?

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?

The origin of laziness in the workplace

When you are asked at a job interview why you believe you are the best candidate for the position, what are they really asking? When they ask you where you see yourself in five years, what do you say? I'm willing to bet you that these questions can be linked to your own personal work … Continue reading The origin of laziness in the workplace

Split (2017)

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)