Entrepreneur and e-commerce pioneer Jeff Bezos was born on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bezos had an early love of computers and studied computer science and electrical engineering at Princeton University. After graduation he worked on Wall Street, and in 1990 he became the youngest senior vice president at the investment firm D.E. … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Jeff Bezos
Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay) was a boxer, philanthropist and social activist who is universally regarded as one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. Ali became an Olympic gold medalist in 1960 and the world heavyweight boxing champion in 1964. Following his suspension for refusing military service, Ali reclaimed the heavyweight title two … Continue reading Life Quote #8
This five minute Ted Talk provides information on why certain sounds affects us in different ways. Julian Treasure gives examples on which sounds are productive or unproductive. https://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_the_4_ways_sound_affects_us
RATING: 4/5 This film was always on my list of films to see and review, the very fact that it was released twenty seven years ago doesn't damage its credibility. Tim Robbins pre The Shawshank Redemption plays the titular character Jacob Singer. He is a recently divorced Vitenam veteran living in New York, now living with … Continue reading Jacob’s Ladder (1990) A Psychological Thriller often overlooked – here’s why.
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?
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