It’s been two months since I graduated and four months since my last post, so I figured it was about time to get this blog started again – this time, with a different name!
This 2012 experimental animated film delves into the experience of psychosis, creating an immersive and engaging narrative of what it’s like to live with both mental and physical illnesses.
A 2011 historical drama takes a (terrible and biased and probably false) look at the storied relationship between Carl Jung, Sabina Spielrein, and Sigmund Freud.
A real-world reminder of why it’s essential to look at media representations of mental illness with a critical eye.
Infinitely Polar Bear is a 2014 film that looks at a family living in 1970s Boston with a father diagnosed with bipolar disorder. When the mom chooses to go to business school to increase her job options, the dad is left in charge of caring for their two daughters, creating a scenario that tests the family unit.
Ordinary People is a 1980 film about a family coming to terms with the death of their older son, and offers insightful commentary on grief within a family unit.
Postcards from the Edge is a 1980 film that looks at a substance-using actress and her struggle to get back into the acting game, while trying to manage her relationship with her famous and alcoholic mother.