Tag Archives: Mental Illness

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Behind all those funny cat pictures of his

“The Electrical Life of Louis Wain” is supposed to appeal to many cat lovers like me out there, but it is not exactly a cheerful experience in my humble opinion. As a biographic period drama about an eccentric dude who … Continue reading

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Nitram (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A distant but chilling character study by Justin Kurzel

Jusitn Kurzel’s new film “Nitram” is a distant but chilling character study based on the real-life figure who perpetrated a shocking mass shooting incident in Tasmania, Australia in 1996. Although it is a pretty uncomfortable experience to say the least, … Continue reading

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The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): That tragic incident

“The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain” shook me up a lot when I watched it at last night. Based on one tragic real-life incident which occurred in one poor neighborhood of White Plains, New York during the early morning of November … Continue reading

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The Mad Women’s Ball (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Trapped in a madhouse

French film “The Mad Women’s Ball”, which was released on Amazon Prime a few weeks ago, is a harrowing tale of one young woman suddenly trapped in a madhouse of the 19th century. While the movie is often chilling to … Continue reading

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Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): His little mental secret

“Words on Bathroom Walls” is another typical coming-of-age drama about a troubled adolescent romance, but it is more thoughtful and sincere than expected. While it handles its story and characters well with considerable care and attention, the movie does not … Continue reading

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All the Bright Places (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An earnest young adult romance drama

Netflix film “All the Bright Places” is an earnest young adult romance drama about two troubled adolescents with each own issue. While I appreciate its somber and sensitive approach to its dark subjects including grief and mental illness, the movie … Continue reading

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Horse Girl (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): As she is losing her mind

I was often baffled and confused as watching “Horse Girl”, which was released on Netflix not long after it was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in last month. As its heroine becomes more mentally disturbed and confused along the … Continue reading

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Judy (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Her last hurrah

As many of you know, Judy Garland was a tragically messy and damaged person throughout her life and career. While she quickly rose as a new talented child performer in Hollywood thanks to the enormous success of “The Wizard of … Continue reading

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The Dead Center (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): In the Mouth of Death

“The Dead Center” intrigued me at first and then came to frustrate me later. While it initially comes to us as an interesting mix of H.P. Lovecraft and Bill S. Ballinger, the movie unfortunately begins to trudge during its trite … Continue reading

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Joker (2019) ☆☆(2/4): This is no laughing matter

“Joker” is alternatively depressing and alarming to watch. Monotonously grim, morbid, sour, unpleasant, and vicious from the beginning to the end, it attempts to thrust us into the warped state of mind of a very disturbed man bound to be … Continue reading

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