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Before I go to Sleep – It deserves an audience, but not a place in the history books

  Before I go to Sleep (UK, 2014) UK Release by StudioCanal – 5th September 2014 Directed by Rowan Joffe Brief Synopsis: Christine Lucas wakes up feeling exactly the same every morning: confused as to her whereabouts and believing she is still in her twenties. She is only able to store information for a day, but soon begins to seek terrifying truths in her life when her psychiatrist gives her the upper hand.  Credit is due for Nicole Kidman who continues to take on interesting and challenging roles (Grace of… Read more Before I go to Sleep – It deserves an audience, but not a place in the history books

Mental Illness in the Movies

I have always been fond of movies attempting to depict mental illness, it calls for much controversial debate as to surrealism vs. realism and social stigma vs. the individual character. I’m sure psychologists would raise an eyebrow or two over the decade of cinema aiming to convey mental illness and its vast complexities. But, right or wrong, I love a movie that keeps you guessing over whether a character is a ‘psycho’ or if the plot is intended to make no coherent narative sense at all. These are cinematic delights.… Read more Mental Illness in the Movies