PART II (of 3 parts)
Our second film, Madame Bovary (c.1950), is based on Flaubert’s classic 1857 novel.
Jennifer Jones plays our heroine,
PART I (of a 3-part series)
Jungian analyst and author James Hollis says we can bow to our fate—acknowledge and accept what cannot be changed,
Joel and Ethan Coen's film 'True Grit', is an extended meditation on justice, where conceptions of right and wrong may exist in an ideal form, but in reality, the execution of justice depends less on law enforcement than having the persistence and strength of character to impose your own view of what is fair.
The film, The Adjustment Bureau, operates under the metaphysical idea that “The Chairman” has a life plan for each of us, employing angels who make sure we stay on our pre-ordained track.
How abused women who murder their abusers are portrayed in the media and dealt with by the legal system.
Part II in Guest Blogger Kimberly Greyson-Bost's discussion of battered women in the media, including a discussion of the film "Monster" starring Charlize Theron.
[In Part I of her extended essay, guest blogger Kimberly Greyson discusses public misconceptions about battered women; Part II (to follow) will provide cinematic examples that perpetuate these myths.]
Many times we see images in the media that are based in fantasy,
The movie Blue Valentine is like a Zen koan, a paradoxical riddle with no answer which encourages us to ponder things in new ways. Ostensibly this particular koan asks us to wonder about what goes wrong in love,
A discussion of Charlie Sheen's recent interviews and how his manic behavior reflect defenses against intolerable shame.
Unbearable grief as portrayed in the film Rabbit Hole (2010), starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart and Dianne Wiest.