Articles tagged mental illness

‘Shameless’ Season Six Brilliantly Chronicles TV’s ‘Least Likely To Succeed’ Family

Complete with abrasive “previously-on” intros, new behind-the-scenes featurettes, and deleted scenes, the Gallaghers are back with a vengeance.

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Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘Room’ Could Change Our Perceptions of Mental Illness

Few films explore abuse, mental illness, and post traumatic stress disorder as realistically and poignantly as Room.

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“Come Again, Little Girl”: 32 Films That Begin With Someone Leaving a Mental Institution (1904-2012)

These 32 films make the case for the recently-escaped-or-released-mental-patient narrative as its own subgenre, replete with a language of recurring themes, plot devices, and character archetypes.

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Bruce Bauman’s Latest Is a Family Drama of Biblical Proportions

Broken Sleep is brimming with colorful characters, fascinating dialogue, and beautiful yet tragic relationships, making it easy to read and hard to forget.

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The Struggling Economies of ‘Two Days, One Night’

With a clear respect for the struggle of its characters, Two Days, One Night crafts a story that reveals the strife inherent in the economic system.

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‘The Household Spirit’ Is a Strange Book

This is the kind of book Erma Bombeck would have written if she was on heroin or had just watched The Grave of the Fireflies while listening to Jeff Buckley.

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Kristen Wiig Becomes a New Oprah in ‘Welcome to Me’

Welcome to Me is hard to watch, but even more difficult to ignore.

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Heavy (Emotional) Weather in ‘The Stormchasers’

The Stormchasers is a non-traditional entry into the Chick Lit canon as there’s a lot of scientific talk in the book and a lot of getting one’s hands dirty. Sophie Kinsella this ain’t.

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Not Becoming My Mother by Ruth Reichl

The painful story of Miriam Reichl provides a good introduction for young people who don’t understand what the feminist movement was all about.

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//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2016: Executing 'The Deed'

// Moving Pixels

"It's just so easy to kill someone in a video game that it's surprising when a game makes murder difficult.

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