Movie Review

Small Apartments
Is happiness a state of mind? Is it possible to overlook and blot out the grey in one’s life by imagining a happier place? Small Apartments paints a currently semi-depressed hermit in an otherwise ersatz dwelling unit, which is only speciously pleasant because of its abundance of sunshine. What lies within it are broken souls
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The Beaver
The Beaver
What happens when a man who is mentally ill and cannot take his medicine, either because it does not help or he thinks it does not help, instead turns toward a psychotic release through a beaver puppet? It is extremely curious how this plot line coincides with the theatrical production of Hand to God, and
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Rainbow Time
The family is the most atomic representation of existing and coexisting in a society. It resembles the balance of freedom and boundless action with the constraints of duty and obligation to others who help ameliorate one’s being. Obviously, this is not true universally; there is the unfortunate matter that a plurality of individuals grows as
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
What defines mental illness? If we said it was a state of lack of mental wellness, do we mean a mentality that makes behavior inoperable, or self-destructive and destructive of an external environment to include others? What is a mentality which is deviant yet not harmful? Does a mental illness simply refer to abnormal behavior,
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Manhattan Romance
Manhattan Romance does not know what it’s trying to be, and it’s fine with that. The ambiguity isn’t helped by the protagonist, a male filmmaker who has a pet documentary project whereby he interviews people to discover their loving relationships. What exactly is he trying to get out of it? He himself, after all, struggles
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Burn After Reading
The Coen Brothers suffer, if at all, from an abundance of wit, leading to, as in the instance of Burn After Reading, a fast-thrown dialogue onto the screen ridiculing the modern-day Rome on the Potomac. It’s put so poetically in the dark comedy by the protagonist Osbourne Cox: once the Cold War ended, the role
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